Why rationality is necessary in animal rights advocacy

Jun 1, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

There is a growing divide in abolitionist animal rights whereby many activists are increasingly recognizing the importance of rationality in the promotion nonhuman liberation and veganism.

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rodolfo wrote:
one rational argument: food.
if the entire population of the the world would switch to a vegetarian diet, there would be plenty of food for all of us. most grassland is being used to grow grain to feed cattle; that and a lot of water. if we used those resources to produce our food, we could end world famine.
the thing is that the people that asks us ar's to be rational on these topics aren't themselves rational in their choices: they like to kill, maim or torture animals because they find it pleasurable, entertaining or useful and these are far from rational reasons.
Is there also a religious sect that you prefer the world to adhere?

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mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text> unnatural fate at the hands of man.
This is wear you fail to understand what is natural.

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Christmas Hunter wrote:
<quoted text>Is there also a religious sect that you prefer the world to adhere?
oh irresponsibility soup and crackers! your canned remarks and scripted nonsense is painful to witness. that you do bees pretending to be a responsible and thoughtful person is quite ironic. joy to the world. another one for the pile.

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<quoted text> oh irresponsibility soup and crackers! your canned remarks and scripted nonsense is painful to witness. that you do bees pretending to be a responsible and thoughtful person is quite ironic. joy to the world. another one for the pile.
Let me guess... you've been painting in an enclosed space ?
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rodolfo wrote:
one rational argument: food.
if the entire population of the the world would switch to a vegetarian diet, there would be plenty of food for all of us. most grassland is being used to grow grain to feed cattle; that and a lot of water. if we used those resources to produce our food, we could end world famine.
the thing is that the people that asks us ar's to be rational on these topics aren't themselves rational in their choices: they like to kill, maim or torture animals because they find it pleasurable, entertaining or useful and these are far from rational reasons.
Do you believe all world famine is caused by the lack of food? We have plenty of food to feed the world. Famine is more often caused by humans rather than by the weather and growing conditions.
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<quoted text>Let me guess... you've been painting in an enclosed space ?
lemme guess... commonsense, responsible behavior and a little elbow grease is definitely out of the question.
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Wade Gustafson wrote:
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Do you believe all world famine is caused by the lack of food? We have plenty of food to feed the world. Famine is more often caused by humans rather than by the weather and growing conditions.
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beetle7 wrote:
<quoted text>lemme guess... commonsense, responsible behavior and a little elbow grease is definitely out of the question.
You babble on a bit but don't really say anything.

Is that your MO ?
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beetle7 wrote:
<quoted text>another one for the pile.
Huh?

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Christmas Hunter wrote:
<quoted text>So, you have read HACs posts.
wow. yes i have, you seem genuinely afraid of simple truths and concepts. and a bad case of sour grapes and/or irrational kidblather about the China Study reference apparently.

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mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text>wow. yes i have, you seem genuinely afraid of simple truths and concepts. and a bad case of sour grapes and/or irrational kidblather about the China Study reference apparently.
Afraid?

Simple truths?

BWahahahahahahahahaha

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Christmas Hunter wrote:
<quoted text>Afraid?
Simple truths?
BWahahahahahahahahaha
Now we have cookie monster and chim chim. All we need is one more and we can have a full fledged, three ring freakshow.
sweet potatoes, sweet leaf. and lose the kidblather please.
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mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text>another one for the pile.
Another babble from an irrational ARA that cannot write in complete sentences.

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Wade Gustafson wrote:
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Another babble from an irrational ARA that cannot write in complete sentences.
sweet potatoes, sweet leaf. wrong. the problem is on your end.

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mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text>sweet potatoes, sweet leaf. wrong. the problem is on your end.
Nope. The problem is most certainly on your end.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R42536.pdf

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i don't know what to say. ROFL.

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