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Citizenship For Animals
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Program: Food Forethought
Date: December 29, 2014

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A while back animal rights activists proposed that animals should have the same moral and legal rights, with legal representation, as humans. Now a Canadian professor and animal liberation activist is proposing that domestic animals and livestock be given legal citizenship. Yes, you heard that correctly. There are already laws in place to protect animals from abuse, but the professor wants us to go much further than just treating animals better. Of course when you get to the nitty gritty of his argument it boils down to an anti-meat eating agenda. Doesn’t it always? And he doesn’t just want everyone to become vegetarians, he wants us to all be come vegans, because as he sees it dairy cows are just slaves. When pushed on the subject though he admits that dairy cows could be considered as employed citizens. When it comes to animal welfare the professor’s heart may be in the right place, but his brain sure seems to have gone missing.

 

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