The environmentalist movement is pretty stupid. But you know what’s even stupider, the concept of animal rights. You’re probably thinking: “How can it be be stupid? Animals have rights just like all of us!”
You could say that, except they don’t. Why? Because the concept of rights is an entirely political concept. Animals aren’t sentient, and don’t have politics, therefore, animals can’t have the same rights as us, because they can’t defend whatever rights people think they have.
The whole concept of animal rights is stupid because it assumes that animals have a voice in the way our world works, when, as I already said, they don’t. Why? Because they can’t! And even they could, if they saw who mind-numbingly idiotic our political system is, would they want a part in it? I don’t think they would. All animals care about is whether or not they’ll live to the next day. They only care about three things: food, shelter, and mating. They wouldn’t be interested in protesting either, because the idea of protesting is alien to them.
This is the reason why I think that the liberals, and the media in general, are stupid for falling for it. Either they are, this has to do with something more cynical: they want to use this issue to act like they have the moral high ground, when really they don’t. The liberals use it to reinforce the false notion that they are more ethical than the rest of us for opposing it; and the media uses it to sell inferior products that do nothing and cost more. When you’re trying to sell anything, you will never have the moral high ground because your intent is commercial in nature.
I mean, really, the only animals their making us care about it is because cute and cuddly animals are used for experiments. Well, other animals are used for experiments, but do we ever care about them? No we don’t. Also, did it ever occur to those bleeding-heart hippies that not only do the scientists not have cruel intentions, but also that animal experimentation is absolutely necessary? What else can we do, experiment on humans? Did it ever occur to them that we experiment on animals because experimenting on humans is even more wrong? No it did not, because they want their beliefs forced onto the scientific community. Not only are they stupid, but they’re pretentious jerks, and they’re slowing down the progress of mankind.
Let’s move on to the environmental activists. They’re completely stupid because they advocate a cause that has absolutely zero benefit for humanity. There are many of them. But none of them are stupider than the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or, as they’re popularly known, PETA.
I must admit, they have done some good things (they’ve campaigned against cockfighting and dog fighting; two things that I for one wouldn’t approve of). But otherwise, they’re just a bunch of over-glorified hippies who sensationalise and interfere with various animal rights issues so they can gain publicity. Even co-founder Ingrid Newkirk said that “it is their duty to be press sluts”, which can only mean that they want be taken seriously because it gives them attention.
Their campaigning is equally asinine, and sometimes they come across as borderline misogyny. I say that because in this regard, they are using women for their bodies, which counts as objectifying the women. I don’t even think that the featured women can even be taken seriously. Just look at this example:
Here’s why I don’t think this was taken seriously. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out. They use little known female actors. In this ad, they used freaking Alicia Silverstone, the same actress from the near-universally reviled Batman & Robin, the very same movie which practically killed her career. Excuse my French, but I don’t think that a washed up actress like her will ever be taken seriously again.
PETA also suffers from that classic liberal trait that is false moralism. They claim to be on the side of animal underdogs – who don’t even need representatives to begin with, much less human respresentatives – and they claim to be on the moral high ground, while simultaneously exploiting women and killing thousands of animals a year within its confines. There’s an entire site dedicated to the findings of PETA’s animal killings (I don’t actually support them):
How can someone claim to love and want to liberate all animals, whilst killing thousands of them? These are the same people who want us all to be vegans, they want us all to not wear leather or fur, they want us to not have milk or honey. They pretty much oppose our entire way of life as a species, something no sane person would tolerate. They don’t even give a damn is farmers lose their jobs, so long as animals are doing whatever they please.
Also, they’ve been giving funding to such terrorist organizations as the Animal Liberation Front, and the Earth Liberation Front. They reject non-violent methods, and support groups that prefer violence to achieve their goals, which counts as terrorism apparently.
We claim to be a society that opposes terrorism in all of its forms. Yet we the people are stupid enough to fall in love with a terrorist organization. We’re dumb enough to believe that animal rights is a legitimate cause, when in reality, animals aren’t liberal jackasses.
In fact, as I already mentioned, they don’t care what laws we pass to try and “protect them”, or “us from them”, and have no politics of their own.
To summarize, there’s really no need for, nor such thing as animal rights. But if we really cared animals, we’d stop pretending to want them to have rights. Caring for animals in need is the job of veterinarians and animal hospices, not radical terrorists who do more harm than good, and clearly care less about animals and more about imposing their yoke upon ordinary people. If you really care about animals, then support your nearest animal shelter, report cases of animal abuse to the police, in other words, do anything that terrorist organizations like PETA won’t do; a competent job.