Friday, April 11, 2008

When we abuse animals we debase ourselves

Not exactly animal law, but a really thoughtful opinion piece that I wanted to share:

The Christian Science Monitor
by Barbara Cook Spencer
from the April 11, 2008 edition

Moving a cow by chaining it to a tractor and dragging it by its leg says a lot about how we perceive and value animals. When the Humane Society video that showed this and other brutal slaughterhouse treatment made the rounds on the Internet a few weeks ago, it caused public shock and led to a federal investigation. But there's a deeper lesson that all of us – whether or not we eat meat – need to take to heart: we degrade ourselves when we degrade animals.

Read the rest of the editorial here...

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