BibleQA - Animal Rights Discussion
Following are my responses to an email I received challenging me on my views regarding animal rights at http://www.dianedew.com/animals.htm
> N. Desmond wrote:
> > Animals in circuses are abused...made to do
> > unnatural things like standing on their heads,
> > jumping through hoops of fire, standing on balls
Human clowns and circus actors perform the same acts. It's not abuse, but a display of physical talent and endurance.
> > all for the greed of circus heads and the
> > amusement of the public.
Human trapeze artists, clowns, and others in the circus perform "for the greed of circus heads." Doesn't make what they do immoral.
> > Tell me, please, why you can feel so lightly
> > about a circus or carnival that would force a
> > tiger or lion to jump through a hoop of fire,
> > when naturally he would run from it in terror?
So you're saying that learning to face our fears is not good?
> > elephants are goaded with bull prods, beaten,
> > chained
An elephant's skin is thick and tough - it does not feel the same as humans.
> > stalling a tiger into a cage where he can't
> > even take one step
That is a temporary confinement. We "confine" our infants the same, when we place them in a car seat.
> > Animals go literally mad from their
> > surroundings.
How do you know this? Have you talked with them?
> > They often die sick and alone.
So do many elderly humans. Do you visit them in nursing homes where they are dropped off an forgotten? Why don't you protest their
> > don't beat it or harm in any way! Love and
> > care for it. It is a living being.
So is the AIDS virus, as well as bacteria, "a living being." As are vegetables, fruit, trees... Do you protest their being destroyed,
or killed, etc.?
> > I am very adamant and thoroughly support
> > any animal rights activists.
Even those who kill humans (i.e., hunters) in protest against treatment of animals?
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