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Old 02-21-2004, 03:15 AM   #14
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animals don't have rights. rights is a much misused word. while we should avoid cruelty to animals because it is the right thing to do, animals cannot have rights. what rights do animals have in the wild? rights are a human social pact and they're nowhere so beautifully voiced than in our Bill of Rights. the framers put a lot of thought into that document. not too many, but all of the essentials. they didn't put animals in there anywhere because humans don't have a social pact with animals. except for not eating pork and holy cows, i'd be hard pressed to cite an example of any of the world's religions declaring mistreatment of animals as a sin. so, while i'm all for reasonable kindness to animals... let's not get kooky.
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