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Burning them alive is not exploitative?

Posted on 2006.09.28 at 21:53
Current Mood: cynicalcynical
Current Music: Kula Shaker - Hey Dude
Ooooo-kay. Just file this under “irony.” In Cambridge, a pet store was apparently torched by some animal-rights types. Lots of the animals ended up burning to death.


metalclarinet at 2006-09-29 02:17 (UTC) (Link)

Our Good Old (ex-)Goy

Quote attributed to Senator George Allen

“The notion peddled by the [James] Webb campaign that I am somehow embarrassed by my heritage is ... offensive. ... I embrace and take great pride in every aspect of my diverse heritage, including my Lumbroso family line's Jewish heritage, which I learned about from a recent magazine article and my mother confirmed. ... I still had a ham sandwich for lunch, and my mother made great pork chops....”

metalclarinet at 2006-09-29 04:29 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Our Good Old (ex-)Goy

For a while I knew a guitar player who managed a local food coop (also known as a "health food store". Many of the customers were vegetarians. The manager was unconvinced by ethical arguments. He often went to farms to get produce for the store. He observed that to make a living, farmers had to kill all the non-paying customers. Even the organic farms were devoid of wildlife. Granted, you had to kill more animals to raise a pound of cow flesh than to raise a pound of soy, but that, he said, was merely a difference of degree.

Burning pet stores is not going to solve overpopulation. However, overpopulation may have some very nasty ways of solving itself.
theservant at 2006-09-29 13:54 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Our Good Old (ex-)Goy

Plus, the animals can be so tasty.
theservant at 2006-09-29 13:53 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Our Good Old (ex-)Goy

I guess I would like to know, given how badly he is imploding, is who is the chucklehead Democrat who lost to him 6 years ago?
metalclarinet at 2006-09-30 03:32 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Our Good Old (ex-)Goy

That would be Chuck Robb -- another room temperature IQ, which is what we elect from Virginia. Chuck was a three termer and before that had been governor of the state. Chuck is known for marrying one of LBJ's daughters and also for going into a motel room with Miss Virginia, taking off all his clothes, and claiming he only got a back rub.

He would have lost the prior election except that he ran against Ollie North -- the only man in the state with worse negatives. Many dems still vote for John Warner because Warner endorsed Robb and probably made the difference in the election.

So, if it wasn't for Warner, we might be talking about future president North instead of Hebe Makaka.
sputnik5 at 2006-09-29 03:41 (UTC) (Link)
when i worked in an animal lab, there were threats of animal rights groups breaking in and releasing the rats. because those rats would so be able to make it out in the wilds of NYC. i believe the monkey lab(s) here received similar threats:)
theservant at 2006-09-29 13:51 (UTC) (Link)
Because there are so many monkey species native to NYC, I guess that would work!
sputnik5 at 2006-09-29 15:39 (UTC) (Link)
well, i wouldn't mind monkeys instead of squirrels on the CU campus:)
really, though, as far as animals sold in pet store, i have no problem with the bred-in-captivity ones, but most exotics are captured in the wild, of which most die during transportation, and the rest are absolutely infested with various internal parasites. why the animal rights groups can't try to change the laws about animal import say, and demand tougher standards for breeders, i'll never know.
metalclarinet at 2006-09-30 03:36 (UTC) (Link)
It is not hard to teach monkeys to fling feces at passersby. You just have to keep them in a dorm with drunk freshmen and the pick it up.
Release the Kraken!
delerium69 at 2006-09-30 21:19 (UTC) (Link)
Um, what?

Poor creatures.
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