Hi and welcome to The Speciesist's Corner. Thanks for stopping by. The mission of this blog is to expose and debunk the inane drivel of the animal rights ( AR ) movement. The AR movement is not what many people think it is. It is NOT the same as the sensible animal welfare that most of us believe in. Animal rights does not simply seek to make life better for animals. It is a movement that is based upon radical, extremist thinking that promotes the idea that animals are entitled to the same basic rights as humans. The most radical fringe of the AR movement has as its stated goals, the abolition of the human/animal relationship as we know it, and have known it, for thousands of years. I assume that most readers have basic knowledge of the difference between animal rights and animal welfare. Such knowledge is crucial in fully understanding and thinking critically about this debate. If you are unsure of the differences, an excellent summary can be found here.
My background is that of an avid outdoorsman and as one who is educated in the natural resource sciences, so my primary focus will be on the effect of AR on hunting and fishing. Since AR is such a multi-faceted subject, however, I will cover many other aspects as well. I'll be discussing scientific research using animals (a.k.a. "vivisection" in AR-speak), agriculture, and pets. We'll discuss the inherently flawed logic that AR is based upon, and expose the dark, criminal undercurrent that exists in the most lunatic fringe of the AR movement. We'll look at the dishonesty, half-truths and outright lies used by AR groups in their propaganda and see what all this means to our cherished personal freedoms.
What's In A Name?
You may be wondering what the title "The Speciesist's Corner" means. "Speciesism" is a term used by animal rights advocates ( ARAs ) to describe the supposed prejudice mankind has in using other animals for his own purpose, and putting his interests above the interests of other species. For example, if you believe that it is acceptable to use laboratory rats in experiments to find answers about AIDS or cancer, you are a "speciesist". To the AR mind, "speciesism" is a sin that is as odious as racism or sexism. Close scrutiny, however, reveals just what a vacuous and flatulent concept "speciesism" really is. In reality, there is no such thing as a species that DOESN'T practice "speciesism", because it is essential to the survival of a species to do so! Ironically, the only species that shows any kind consistent altruism for other species is Homo sapiens, the very species ARAs are most critical of. Even ARAs practice "speciesism" to one degree or another, though few will admit to their own hypocrisy. "Speciesist" is a title I wear as a badge of honor. We'll discuss more about "speciesism" in greater depth, and why it so patently illogical at a later time.