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Archive for October 5th, 2006

PART I: FATHER OF ANIMAL RIGHTS, PETER SINGER AND BEASTILITY

To begin with, in writing this, this is not an endorsement for animal cruelty or hurting animals. Let that be upfront and clear, lest anyone waste their time in an unproductive, heated and utterly meaningless response that misses the point. Animal Cruelty is a sick and twisted thing.

In Proverbs 12:10 we find with God’s Word:

10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

Many people are familiar through the media of what is perhaps the world’s largest animal right’s group called the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The Animal Rights group have been a fairly recent phenomenon and the founding of the Animal Rights movement as a whole can be attributed to it founding father, Secular Utilitarian Philosopher Peter Singer.

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Though an intellect and a philosopher, and someone applauded as the champion of animal rights, imagine how shocking it is to learn that he expose the idea that sex with animals are okay so long as you have consent. As the Wall Street Journal reported:

“Princeton’s DeCamp Professor of Bioethics says that when it comes to sex with farm animals, the only real issues are whether you get the animal’s consent–and you don’t kill it as part of your pleasure.”[i]

Yet, how do you have an animal consent that is intelligible or certain without languages?

How does one know that animal gives consent?

Perhaps you can “train it” to consent like you train Fido to COMPEL it to roll on the floor for one’s or train it in the same fashion as you train an Elephants to “consent” to blowing out peanuts from its nose to an joyful audience in a circus show?

Sex with animals is a gross, abominable thing in the Lord’s sight that is nothing else but a tragic physically pressured violation of the animal itself. It is raping the animal.

You would think PETA, with all their protests against not only killing animals but also for torturing animals would be the first to protest Dr. Singer and block all the roads to Princeton University, where he teaches.

Whereas other Animal Rights group condemned Dr. Singer in writing or interviews did PETA participate in these activities too?

PETA instead spared Princeton and Dr. Singer any protest and the silence from PETA at
Princeton was as silent as a sleeping cat.

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But not as silent as a dead piece of fur though.

Imagine PETA and the President of PETA instead supporting Dr. Singer!

As the New York Times stated:

“There was one important exception. Ingrid Newkirk, the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, not only stood by Mr. Singer but also imagined a few…acts.”[ii]

Besides revealing the twisted mind of PETA’s president we catch a glimpse of the animal cruelty of their ideologies.

Looking at Proverbs 12:10 again we find the insight from God’s Word:

10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

Note here that this verse points out that a man who is upright in his life would even care for the need of his animals. For anyone who thinks that animal cruelty is justifiable, this verse should be enough to show otherwise. The Word makes its clear that the caring of the need of one’s animal is the overflow of an individual’s righteousness, and the problem of abusing animals within the sight of God is not primarily economic, social or phsychological, but of a sick, twisted and sinful heart.

More interestingly enough, this verse also mentioned that the most kind acts of the wicked can also be cruel. We have seen how true that is here in the twisted, cruel and sinful mind of Singer and PETA.


[i] “Animal Crackers”, The Wall Street Journal, March 30th, 2001: http://opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=85000772 .

[ii] Boxer, Sarah.”Yes, but Did Anyone Ask the Animals’ Opinon?”, The New York Times, June 9th, 2001: Accessible at http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/09/arts/09TANK.html?ex=1149393600&en=b561095c90e26157&ei=5070 with registration.

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BBC News: After denied asylum in Albania, Hakan Ekinci, attemping to flee from serving in the Turkish army, slipped into the cockpit of the returning plane and gave a note to the pilot asking the to be taken to Rome to speak with the pope.

What caught my eye about this particular article was the runaway’s reason:

He reportedly said he was a convert to Christianity who could no longer be forced to serve in a Muslim army.

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