Friday, March 12, 2010
It's Walt's fault.
Do you think that animal rights activists decided at a young age that animals were cute furry adorable and "personable" because they have been personified over the years? Walt's Mickey, Warner's Bugs, Mr's Ed, MGM's flipper, may have been the downfall of animals in their place (ie. my plate, at my feet). Where do people get these idea's that animals have the right to sue people. I am an advocate of animal welfare, but animal rights are taking it to an extreme. Is it because "important" and rich people are on the wagon? Do people just want to fit in? All I know is that fighting for the rights of animals by infringing on the rights of people doesn't make sense. I was recommended a book recently, "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy". The title of the book was taken for a quote by Ingrid Newkirk, the founder and president of PETA, the money behind the "rage" and "injustice" of the animal rights endeavors. I don't think I'd take Alec Baldwin's advice on how to raise a daughter, so why would I take his advice on how to treat an animal as an equal? I'm all for cute cuddly animals, but I'm all for cute cuddly animals in their place, at my feet.