Thursday, June 26, 2008

The European Left: Crash Testing Humanity for More than a Century

The aptly named “Eco-Communist” IU-ICV part of Spain has succeeded in making itself some new voters:

The move is the first time any national legislature has called for rights for non-humans.

The parliament’s environmental committee approved the resolution, which calls on Spain to comply with the Great Apes Project. The initiative, originated by philosophers Peter Singer and Paola Cavalieri in 1993, promotes the position that "non-human hominids" such as gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos should enjoy comparable rights as humans, including the right to life, freedom and not to be tortured. The philosophers believe the apes are our closest genetic relatives.

"This is a historic day in the struggle for animal rights and in defense of our evolutionary comrades, which will doubtless go down in the history of humanity," Pedro Pozas, Spanish director of the Great Apes Project, told Reuters.
Now, in fact, they can have so many of the rights that humans have, that they too can be reduced to being thought of as “just a clump of cells”, and will be trying to force the idea on the rest of the human warehouse.

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