Thursday, October 09, 2008

Animal Rights Being Ignored This Election

There are very few issues being discussed by the candidates for this Presidential election thing happening. I do prick my ears up whenever they mention health care, but other than that, they seem to only be talking to the rich, not to people like me. The financial and environmental crisis we are in is due to greed and selfishness whwn people think only of themselves.

Interacting with animals help you lessen your greed and selfishness. You begin to emphasize with others and wonder what they are going through (since animals can't talk). You can't care about your fellow countryman until you can care about all of the species in this country. That's why I think animal rights should be a priority in America. How you treat animals is going to be at the base of how you treat everthing else.

I wonder who the animals would voite for if they had the opportunity?

Since I started to write this, I'm happy to report that my home state of Pennsylvania has passed a huge revamp to the dog care laws, which will hopefully help to shut down all puppy mills in my state. Thank you, Govenor Ed Rendell and my Representative, Nick Micozzie.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think animals would be looking for candidates who don't eat them like Kucinich for example.

http://meat.org

Adlai said...

The idea of awarding rights to animals has the support of legal scholars such as Alan Dershowitz and Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School. Steven Wise, also of Harvard Law School, argues that the first serious judicial challenges to what he calls the "legal thinghood" of animals may only be a few years away, while Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby believes that the idea of animal rights has reached the stage the gay rights movement was at 25 years ago.[6] Animal law is now taught in 100 out of 180 law schools in the United States, and in eight law schools in Canada. The concept of animal rights is routinely covered in universities as part of applied ethics or philosophy courses; Robert Garner of the University of Leicester calls it the "new morality.
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Adlai said...

The idea of awarding rights to animals has the support of legal scholars such as Alan Dershowitz and Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School. Steven Wise, also of Harvard Law School, argues that the first serious judicial challenges to what he calls the "legal thinghood" of animals may only be a few years away, while Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby believes that the idea of animal rights has reached the stage the gay rights movement was at 25 years ago. Animal law is now taught in 100 out of 180 law schools in the United States, and in eight law schools in Canada. The concept of animal rights is routinely covered in universities as part of applied ethics or philosophy courses; Robert Garner of the University of Leicester calls it the "new morality.
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Adlai

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Anonymous said...

Obama has never had a pet or companion animal of any kind. John McCain loves animals, and has a mini-menagerie, including rescues.
That said, I'd be alot more likely to vote for someone who supports 'animal welfare', not 'animal rights', which a ludicrous and doomed movement.

rraven said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. And I think that Chrisitanity and NASCAR are "ludicrous and doomed" movements. People are no better than animals (and in many cases are much worse). Besides, many aboriginal socities, although hunters, also treated animals as equals. Everything comes in cycles and treating animals as equals is going to be inevitable...unless we blow the planet up, that is.