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A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy : the human cost of the animal rights movement

Author: Wesley J Smith
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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For some activists, the animal rights ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalence between the value of animal lives and the value of human lives. Smith believe that granting "rights" to animals would inevitably diminish human dignity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wesley J Smith
ISBN: 9781594033469 1594033463
OCLC Number: 349251086
Description: xiii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Dean Koontz --
Introduction --
Part I: "For the animals" --
Animal advocacy isn't what it used to be --
"All animals are equal" --
Animals are people too --
Let it begin with apes --
Here comes the judge --
The Silver Spring monkey case --
The death of a thousand cuts --
Proselytizing children --
Part II: By any means necessary --
Advocating terror --
Tertiary targeting --
Praising with faith condemnation --
Murder they wrote? --
Part III: For the people --
Animal rights vs. medical research --
Our system of animal research --
Ensuring the proper care of lab animals --
Meat is not murder --
Fur, hunting, and zoos --
The importance of being human.
Responsibility: Wesley J. Smith.

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For some activists, the animal rights ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalence between the value of animal lives and the value of human lives. Smith believe that granting "rights" to animals would inevitably diminish human dignity.

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 Like every antidemocratic ideology, this one [animal rights] is by definition antihuman, and like any antihuman ideology, it ultimately deteriorates into a nihilistic bitterness that is anti-life. Read more...

 
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