Skip to comments.The Animal House Falls Apart - Peter Singer shocks with monkeys. (Flips on medical research!)
Posted on 12/01/2006 5:25:21 PM PST by neverdem
Ah yes. "A rose screams when it is plucked." I read that in a James Bond novel about forty years ago.
i think i could get on the bandwagon for vegetable rights.
(i had tried to build a movement for the rights of unconceived children, but i didn't get too much support. maybe veggie rights will work better!)
PETV (people for the ethical treatment of vegetables?)
we could have tv ads of people chopping up veggies with ginsu knives and blenders, with the cries of dying veggies on the soundtrack. poor Mr. Potato Head going into the blender. and if we can get a Baby Potato Head, the contributions should come rolling in!
and maybe a guy mowing a lawn, and screams coming from the grass being cut!
i wonder if there are sadists who TAUNT their carrots before they eat them?
I have been known to torture my carrots before eating them. I use a sharp metal instrument to remove paper thin slices of their flesh.
FReepmail me if you want on or off my health and science ping list.
True, george, they have been labeled as such, and the extreme AR people are terrorists, use the same tactics.
A lot of people don't know the difference between the animal "welfare" and "animal rights" labels; that's my point. Or, they think there is a difference, when there isn't. All of these organizations pump money and propaganda toward the same goals.
I used to process checks, as part of my job, for outdoor writers, people who fish and hunt, and you'd be surprised how many of these were HSUS checks -- in other words, the kind you get from your bank, and if you order a certain kind, a portion of the proceeds go to that organization (Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, HSUS).
These people (or mostly their wives) were supporting an organization that these donors thought helped animals, shelters for dogs and cats, etc. Little did they know they were donating money to an organization that wants to see hunting, animal research, commercial agriculture, etc. outlawed!!!!!! And these groups spend all their donor money lobbying, reaching those goals, and don't shelter, feed, house, spay or neuter any animals (unless it is a high profile case like Katrina, where they can do some token work in front of the cameras for marketing/donation purposes).
How much you want to bet Singer has/or has someone close to him that has Parkinsons?
Look at Paul and (the late) Linda McCartney. They both were/are animal rights activists and campaigned heavily against animal research.
However, when Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer, she used state of the art treatment to try and save her life -- TREATMENTS developed using animal research.
Yeah.. When I saw the headline, "Peter Singer Shocks with Monkeys." I thought it would be about some new-fangled perversion, electrical banana, something that really upset Ingrid Newkirk.
"i wonder if there are sadists who TAUNT their carrots before they eat them?"
I actually dredge the poor things (and celery) in cholesteral/fat laden Ranch dressing so I can eat them.
I think on Fox they mentioned that Congress just passed new federal legislation against the terrorism of medical researchers here or overseas that was aimed directly at the PETA people. Probably this is why Singer is backing away, for fear of being accused of being an animal rights terrorist ringleader.
Oh worse, far worse. They dose them on a chemical diet toward unnatural maturity. they're jammed as tightly as possible with their friends, ripped bodily out of the only home they've ever known, to have the source of life sustaining water slowly dried away...
They stuff them unceremoniously into a box with their family, surrounded with the screams of slow death, hunked onto a truck whiffing diesel fumes down the I-5 for "processing."
They grind away their only source of food, plop them in a plastic bag, and leave them just above freezing so that they die... slower. Hose them with a little water in the store to make them look good, and then into the "crisper," where mold and fungi slowly infuse their bodies with mushy cancer.
If they don't get crushed alive in pieces or boiled to death, their only future is to become the soil whence they came, unfulfilled, without even the pleasure of even one flower, one pollination, one seed. A life whose only purpose is to die.
It's too much to bear!