Animal rights stupidity

Andrew Sullivan: "One day in the future, generations may well look back at our treatment of farm animals and wonder just how barbaric we were."

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/th e_daily_dish/2009/03/bad-medicine.html

It's more likely future generations will look back and wonder why people who professed that belief weren't vegan or vegetarian.

Of course, it's far easier to criticize "industrial-style animal operations" while enjoying a nice juicy steak (and while ignoring the contribution of "factory farming" to the reduction of widespread hunger and famine).

It reminds me of the "Palin supports wolf hunting!" hysteria during the last election, as if any attempts to control wolf populations are always bad.

http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/ 31/22337/7183

During five recent days spent at Lutsen Mountains on the shore of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota ( www.lutsen.com ), there were four wolf kills of deer in the area, including one during the night on a ski slope and another on a snowmobile trail.

Maybe that's why the Obama administration, faced with reality, decided to "stick with a controversial Bush administration move that took gray wolves off the endangered species list in most of the northern Rockies . . . "

Of course, people who live and recreate nowhere near wolves disagree.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con tent/article/2009/03/13/AR2009031303211. html

Tags: animal rights, wolves (all tags)

Comments

4 Comments

How Provacative

But Wolves don't make the top 5.
 (I'll allow you to decide whether using helicopters is an efficient way to kill wolves. Seems to me that if they were dangerous, you could just shoot them where you are standing, since a helicopter ride means there isn't a road anywhere close.)

That helicopter money could be used to provide Health Care.

http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/03 /22/five-of-americas-most-dangerous-wild -animals---how-to-beware.htm

by QTG 2009-03-22 01:22PM | 0 recs
ATTN: Diary Correction

Animal Rights Stupidity

by thatrangeofshadesbetweenredandbluestuff 2009-03-22 06:40PM | 0 recs
You deserve better than ad hom attacks

I am a vegetarian and I'm not perfect on this because I eat baked goods that are made from factory farm eggs and milk and I don't like the factory farm methods either.

So, even though I'm a vegetarian, I'm still a hypocrite, like nearly everybody.

However, does that mean people can't criticize the factory farms?  I don't think so.

People specialize in their lives.  Most of us aren't farmers and we don't produce most of what we eat, so we have no choice but to buy food.

Not everybody can afford organic food and it isn't necessarily available everywhere.

So, if we eat the products produced from factory farms, we're not allowed to criticize them? That would only be a logical connection if we had other alternatives, and we don't.

On wolves, this debate comes up almost everywhere, including here in British Columbia and I agree with you on that.  It's easy to say how horrible it is to kill them when you don't live near them.

by Adam T 2009-03-23 04:45AM | 0 recs
Re: You deserve better than ad hom attacks

Actually, I was going to write a diary about the health care insurance and delivery system in this country, but since I went to the doctor this morning...

...and I also agree on the 'wolves' issue!

by RecoveringRepublican 2009-03-23 08:01AM | 0 recs

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