All the right questions about animal rights

” Thus when I read of the possible annihilation of the elephant or the whale, or the pouring of oven cleaner or cosmetics into the eyes of live kittens, or the close confinement of pigs and calves in lightless pens, I feel myself confronted by human stupidity, which I recognize as an enemy. This would be so even if I didn’t much care about the subjective experience of the animals themselves. For example, although I find that I can’t read Peter Singer for long without becoming dulled by his robotic utilitarianism, the parts of his famous book Animal Liberation that I find most impressive are the deadpan reprints of animal-experiment “reports,” written by white-coated dolts or possibly white-coated sadists. (The connection between stupidity and cruelty is a close one.) “

Christopher Hitchens, Political Animals

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    3 kommentaren

    lieuwe  op 26 oktober 2002 @ 10:33:23

    Wy keare s f fan de natuer en wurde sa ta digibeten.

    EMMAUEL  op 22 maart 2004 @ 23:58:15


    EMMAUEL  op 22 maart 2004 @ 23:58:27