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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2007, 12:27:42 PM »
We have an animal rights group and an animal rights class. The class is like a zoo, there are dogs, cats, birds, even a snake in there last time I looked though the window.

i wondered if it would be totally vegetarian

if i was served chicken i would pretend to be giving it cpr but i would actually be eating it

Iím all for animal rights, I think they all have the right to end up in my tummy.

A fellow People for the Eating of Tasty Animals member?
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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2007, 02:34:50 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone! 

And people are animals... do you support eating people so long as they are tastey?
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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2007, 02:50:54 PM »
mmmmm....   soylent green
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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2007, 03:13:09 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone! 

And people are animals... do you support eating people so long as they are tastey?

No, only as long as they can't spell.  :P
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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2007, 03:29:44 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone! 

And people are animals... do you support eating people so long as they are tastey?

Are you suggesting, then, that when animals (other than humans) eat other animals, following the food chain that has existed, oh, say, forever, they are doing something wrong?

I truly don't want to sound like a jerk, because I respect someone else's right to choose to not eat animals.  What I don't respect is people who make that choice and then bother other humans who choose to follow the food chain.

That said, I love living animals, too (see avatar).  Duke has lots of animal law stuff, including both a class and a clinic.
http://www.law.duke.edu/animallaw/
http://www.law.duke.edu/animallaw/programs.html

So does GW:
http://www.law.gwu.edu/Academics/Clinical+Programs/Animal+Law+Litigation+Project.htm


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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2007, 03:30:51 PM »
I really donít understand why cannibalism is so taboo. I can think of 100ís of ways I would like to die, starvation is NOT one of them. Iím fat, I enjoy food. If I was stuck on the side of a mountain in the Andes with that soccer team, you bet I would chow down on other people. They would find me in six months next to a big pile of bones, with a nice tan and maybe even a few extra pounds on me. I may be worse for the wear, sure, but at least Iím not hungry!

Isn't there some sort of brain virus you can get from eating other people?  I think it's just if you eat their brains though. 

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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2007, 04:08:31 PM »
I really donít understand why cannibalism is so taboo. I can think of 100ís of ways I would like to die, starvation is NOT one of them. Iím fat, I enjoy food. If I was stuck on the side of a mountain in the Andes with that soccer team, you bet I would chow down on other people. They would find me in six months next to a big pile of bones, with a nice tan and maybe even a few extra pounds on me. I may be worse for the wear, sure, but at least Iím not hungry!

Isn't there some sort of brain virus you can get from eating other people?  I think it's just if you eat their brains though. 


yeah its the one where you laugh yourself to death.  seriously.
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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2007, 05:01:05 PM »
I really donít understand why cannibalism is so taboo. I can think of 100ís of ways I would like to die, starvation is NOT one of them. Iím fat, I enjoy food. If I was stuck on the side of a mountain in the Andes with that soccer team, you bet I would chow down on other people. They would find me in six months next to a big pile of bones, with a nice tan and maybe even a few extra pounds on me. I may be worse for the wear, sure, but at least Iím not hungry!

Isn't there some sort of brain virus you can get from eating other people?  I think it's just if you eat their brains though. 


yeah its the one where you laugh yourself to death.  seriously.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_%28disease%29

You were right: see symptoms, "outbursts of laughter"

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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2007, 06:00:18 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone! 

And people are animals... do you support eating people so long as they are tastey?

Are you suggesting, then, that when animals (other than humans) eat other animals, following the food chain that has existed, oh, say, forever, they are doing something wrong?

I truly don't want to sound like a jerk, because I respect someone else's right to choose to not eat animals.  What I don't respect is people who make that choice and then bother other humans who choose to follow the food chain.

That said, I love living animals, too (see avatar).  Duke has lots of animal law stuff, including both a class and a clinic.
http://www.law.duke.edu/animallaw/
http://www.law.duke.edu/animallaw/programs.html

So does GW:
http://www.law.gwu.edu/Academics/Clinical+Programs/Animal+Law+Litigation+Project.htm


Beeker,

With respect, nothing resembling a food chain can be found in an industry that slaughters more than ten billion sentient beings every year -- just in the United States!  The massiveness of animal agribusiness has profound impacts on us all:

* there are more than <a href='http://www.goveg.com/factoryFarming.asp'" target="_blank">ten billion non-humans dying in this country each year[/url] simply to satisfy our cultural pallete preferences

 

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the prevalence of <a href='http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/foodborne_illness.html'
target="_blank">foodborne illnesses[/url]

*how much do you care about <a href='http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/planetonaplate.htm'
target="_blank">our global environment[/url]?

* or <a href='http://www.goveg.com/workerRights.asp'
target="_blank">advancing human rights?[/url]<Br>
* what of our <a href='http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/research'
target="_blank">personal and public health?[/url]


any way you cut it, our relations with animals have a huge impact that ripples all around the world.

While I too don't wish to be bothered with trivialities that I have already considered (such as, say, the impact my boots have on a back country trail), I welcome others sharing their feelings on how my actions may hurt them or those they love.  If, as a society, we choose to continue ignoring the huge set of social ills that arise from animal agribusiness, it's almost like saying: "Look, while those who don't drive their Hummers over everything in their path have a right to be respected, I just don't want to hear about how my driving effects others."

You don't sound like a jerk, but I hope you realize that choosing to eat meat, dairy and eggs is a political decision that has deep implications for all of us.
Why is everyone so quiet?  Is this the democracy you wanted? (Subcomandante Marcos)

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Re: Animal Rights and Law School
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2007, 06:11:05 PM »
lol, are you in PETA?
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