Don’t get me wrong – many causes along these lines are laudable. Saving endangered species or habitats, promoting better conditions in large farms, preventing mistreatment or exploitation by zoos and circuses – all fine.
However, as the grasp of traditional religions yields, other forms of religiosity have begun to take its place. The extreme of this passion for animals’ rights seems to be a hatred of our own species, going as far as death wishes (or murder threats) when a fellow human fails to comply with fanatics’ newly found criteria for morality.
Best known for that are fine specimens in the vegan “community”, although others don’t lag far behind.
The mourning of St Harambe
Long after the canonisation of St Harambe, here’s another case of mass hysteria – 250.000 people in Germany signed a petition for a dog not to be put down after mauling its owners to death. Bred to be very aggressive, the dog attacked its owners (a 52-year-old woman using a wheelchair and her son, who was only 27). They bled to death.
Hundreds even offered to adopt it. For those who are suicidal, surely there are easier ways to go.
APRIL 9, 2018