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Monday, January 28, 2008

The Rise of Animal "Rights" in the US

USA Today has a long article on the rise in popularity of animal welfare issues. Or is it animal rights? One of the things that bugs me is when people throw these terms about without thinking about it.

Is trying to stop dog fighting animal rights? Or stopping puppy mills? And I don't mean to disparage the concept of animal rights, whatever that may be. I just think that when we are looking at public attitudes, we need to define these concepts clearly.

I suppose one could write an essay on this whole thing, but I'm just too tired. These people are much better at that kind of thing then I am.

The USA Today article above is still a fairly good article by the way.

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