Stormsmith wrote:Ah, grasshopper, it's because he's Karnac the animal whisper. He sees all pets, everywhere, knows how we abuse them, what we eat, what they eat.
You hit the nail on the head. This is about power. There are those who claim to speak for the rights of animals. Yet animals can’t assert their rights. Only people can do that as only people can speak. Thus those who claim to represent animals rights are claiming to be the just advocates of animals moral concerns, and thus using a concern for animal welfare to wield power over other people.
This should be rejected outright rather than making attempts to demonstrate how well treated your pet is. It isn’t about your pet. It is about power freaks having control over you.
The environmental impact of pets is merely an excuse for such people to claim the power to decide who gets what, when and how. After all, at the heart of environmental discussions is how should resources be distributed. Those who make the choices have the power. Who would you trust to consider your interests in the decisions they make over who gets what, when and how?
@QatzelOk and @Robert Urbanek are both vegans. I just know.
Veganism isn’t just about avoiding animal products in diet. It is about animal liberation. That means no human control over animals at all. No pets, no domestication. They would rather kill all pets than let them suffer under domestication. At least that is how PETA sees it.
They see themselves as biocentric, as opposed to anthrocentric. But consider: if we were to take a truely biocentric view, we would consider humans as just another species, right. As opposed to placing special emphasis on humans as most important in our regard. So, ants farm aphids. Should those aphids be set free as per human domesticated animals? Or should we recognise farming and domestication as a natural activity? You see, the animal liberation crowd are just as anthrocentric as everyone else. It is just that they place negative value on humans rather than positive. But they still place special emphasis on humanity.
Really, the animal liberation mob are just crazed zealots using a general concern for animal welfare in the broader population to gain moral power over other people. That is: dominate their fellow humans. Typical primate power behaviour, as any genuinely biocentric person could tell you.
Take That @Robert Urbanek . Your ideology is intellectually bankrupt