If Terry Schiavo was a dog…

I know…the title of the below article caught my attention too…



  1. Pip said,

    March 22, 2005 @ 1:14 pm

    The article makes a good point about how equating animal life with human life really ends up devaluing human life.

    But I guess I’m sounding like a speciesist again…

    (from the article: According to Peter Singer, “speciesism” is “the belief that being a member of a certain species makes you superior to any other being that is not a member of that species.”)

  2. keener said,

    March 23, 2005 @ 9:01 am

    Then we should start persecuting cats. Very clearly, my cat is a speciesist. Look up “superior” in the dictionary, and there’s her picture staring right back atcha.

    Those who invented this term fail to think that we’re the only species that has the ability to condemn ourselves for thinking that we have more ability and more value than other species. That should tell you something right there.

  3. Pip said,

    March 28, 2005 @ 12:51 pm

    Or if she were a cow:

    “We think some jail time is appropriate,” said Kelly in an October interview. “The cows suffered tremendously.”

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