(UPDATE–Awww. The judge dismissed the case. Of course, it took him two days to do so, rather than two seconds. That doesn’t get the legal profession off the hook.)
Animal rights? There’s no such thing. Animals with rights would actually be people.
Inalienable rights? There’s no such thing. If you murder someone you give up your right to life. I don’t blame the Founders for the mistake, though. They never dreamt that people could become so ignorant as to demand “rights” while denying responsibilities.
So, back to PETA’s latest stunt. This is a gang of spoiled, stupid children. Never treat them as your peers. There’s only one correct response to their insane claim that animals have rights. Ask them about animal responsibilities. Ask why PETA never brings murder charges against rattlesnakes or man-eating bears. Rub their delicate little noses in it.
Take a moment to revel in the stupidity. Imagine the court case. “Your Honor, the defendent, Bart the Bear…”
“…did willfully and with malice aforethought kill and eat Al Gore, aka ManBorePig.”
That is exactly how idiotic PETA’s case is. It’s precisely how embarrassed the legal profession should be for dignifying it. You think prosecuting animals is crazy? Unlike PETA’s claim, it has precedent.
This is an occasion where I covet a huge audience and national forum. Because PETA cannot answer this self-contradiction. PETA’s own argument destroys PETA’s argument. When you go to court to claim that animals are no different than people you acknowledge the difference. Else why didn’t the orcas bring the lawsuit themselves? Why aren’t they being called as witnesses? Above all, if animals are no different, PETA…how did your client Tilikum avoid prosecution for murder?!
Hey, I’m not saying he’s guilty. In fact, I’d acquit him if serving on the jury. Slaves have the right to fight and kill for freedom. Of course, there’s also these deaths to investigate. And many, many more. The crimes of animals are legion, yet somehow never prosecuted. So where’s the justice, PETA? Why do you only hold humans to a standard of conduct?
Why, it’s almost as if you believe we’re different.