Animal rights activists have a long history of going a little overboard when it comes to protecting this puffball pets.
Sure, responsible dog owners will certainly make sure that their pooch is a part of everyday family life. Cat owners will provide their beloved animal with any number of amenities to keep the fickle felines satisfied, including allowing them to live completely indoors 24/7…restroom breaks and all. No matter the type of animal you chose to own, you make some sacrifices to keep that pet content.
Some animals rights folks, however, take things too far. Groups such as the dorky Sea Shepherd organization, headed by Greenpeace dropouts, spend a great many months out of the year harassing legal whalers off the coast of Antarctica simply because they believe that whales and other cetaceans are somehow more sentient than other sea creatures. PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has been linked to domestic terrorism, and considers owning any pets to be an abusive behavior, even though they euthanized a staggering number of animals in 2016.
It is because of lunatics such as Sea Shepherd and PETA that we must define very clearly the line between man and animal, legally. Hence our headline.
“The New York Supreme Court has rejected a claim by an advocacy group that two chimpanzees held in captivity should be treated like legal persons and granted the right of habeas corpus – relief from unlawful imprisonment.
“The Nonhuman Rights Project and its president, Steven Wise, sought habeas corpus relief for Tommy and Kiko, two chimpanzees held in cages by private owners in upstate New York, and argued that chimpanzees were entitled to many of the same legal rights as humans.
“Five judges on the Appellate Division of the state’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the group on Thursday. Any shared abilities the chimpanzees may have with humans do not translate to their ability to be held legally accountable for their actions, Justice Troy Webber wrote in the decision.”
At this rate, it won’t be surprising to see non-profit organizations forming in the early 2020’s who were advocating for the rights of transgendered hamsters.
While, as human beings, our sentience and wealth of consciousness has afforded us the ability to recognize the similarities between ourselves and other members of the animal kingdom, it has also bestowed upon us a strong common sense that is somehow being buried by liberalism. For some reason, in left leaning specimens we see a retardation of the natural selection instinct. It is no longer about dominating the food chain with progressives and liberals – it is about propping up any and all creatures surrounding them, nullifying competition and the food chain in exchange for a communism-inspired utopia.
Luckily for us carnivores and pet owners, natural selection still applies. The democratic mindset could soon go the way of the Dodo.