The Humane Party, animal rights advocates, have published a proposed constitutional amendment.
I quote it here, not because I think it will be enacted. But because it illustrates the subversive belief system–the absolutist ideology–that drives “animal rights.” From the press release:
Full Text of the Abolition Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude of any sentient being shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress may, from time to time, refine the definition of ’sentient being’ for the purposes of this article in accord with advances in science, except that in no event shall this definition be altered so as to exclude from this definition any species or individual organism that is, or would have been if existent, classified in the kingdom animalia as of the date of ratification of this article.
Section 3. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Realize that flies are sentient. Fish are sentient. Heck, even oysters are sentient, which is why a they make a pearl out of an irritating grain of sand.
That would mean no cattle ranching, fish farms, animal research, zoos, or pets. After all, our dogs and cats are owned by us.
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Animal rights isn’t about being nicer to animals. As the “Vegan Fox” explains above, it is about elevating all fauna to equal legal and moral status with humans.
It’s a frightening illustration of our dissipated times that millions of people support this nihilism.
LifeNews.com Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.