Visualize a PETA lawyer taking you to court on behalf of a bass. That’s what is coming.
If you fish and/or hunt and are not paying attention to the growing animal rights movement, you are ignoring reality and the threat that zealots pose to these American traditions.
Here is what animal rights advocates want:
- No fishing
- No hunting
- No use of animals in medical research
- No livestock in agriculture
- No consumption of beef, pork, and poultry
- No zoos
- No circuses
- And, oh yes, the same legal rights that humans have
Check out this recent commentary at Powerline:
“I managed to provoke fury in a graduate student earlier this semester when I expressed skepticism about animal rights by observing that I’d take the idea more seriously when we entered into labor contracts with our horses and livestock, and asked our pets for informed consent statements before subjecting them to the ministrations of a veterinarian.
“Expressing such distinctions between human beings and other animal species is nearly as politically incorrect as questioning gender theory, gay marriage, climate change orthodoxy, etc.”
It goes without saying that animal abuse in any form should not be tolerated, and, sadly, too much of it continues to occur. But the most radical--- and active--- of the animal rights advocates are campaigning for far more than that. They want to deny use of animals in any way, and they want them to have the same rights as you and me, with their lawyers representing them in courts.
And here’s more: Legislature worries more about animal misery than human misery.