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The Animal 'rights' mob on the march again.


Animal Aid is cock-a-hoop as after months of putting the squeeze on Wyevale Garden Centres, resulting in WGC deciding to stop selling pets, not that the business put it quite like that. AA describes itself as 'campaigning peacefully against all animal abuse ', which I suppose I should take at face value. Quite how fringe this organisation is can be judged by this footnote that I spotted:

"For simplicity's sake, we have used the word 'pet', even though we would prefer to use the words companion animal. Equally people shouldn't 'own' pets, but in reality they are able to buy and sell them as commodities".

Naturally, they are against drug testing on animals, but also seek to ban the Grand National and pheasant shooting. It also enthusiastically promotes vegetarianism / veganism.

I don't have a 'companion animal' and have no desire to have one, but I think this caving in by WGC is regrettable. In brief, my position on animals is utilitarian.

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Blogger istanbultory said... 7:59 pm

I am all in favour of animals in principle but I wouldn't necessarily want them as neighbours.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:38 pm

Yeah, I can go along with that. Five seconds petting a dog once every few months is more than enough for me, but each to their own.  



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