You don’t know whether to laugh or throw up in your Grape Nuts. I have no doubt that Germany in the 1930s would have been quite supportive of this legislation, given the animal lovers and vegetarians high up in party ranks.
Yale University is organizing a conference on “Personhood Beyond the Human” for December 6-8, 2013. It will feature, among other proponents of personhood rights for animals, notorious infanticide and bestiality-promoting ethicist Peter Singer.
The conference is co-sponsored by the animal rights group Nonhuman Rights Project and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, in collaboration with the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and the Yale Animal Ethics Group.
Peter Singer, who has been labeled Australia’s “most notorious messenger of death” by the Catholic archbishop of his hometown of Melbourne, has served as Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University since 1999.
Of course he has. Singer knows his audience.
Keep in mind: Singer is a bioethicist. Princeton actually cuts him a no-doubt quite substantial check. To opine on ethics. What next? Libya on the UN Human Rights Council?
I would like to draft a movement to have Peter Singer reclassified from the species homo sapiens to one I just invented — ecce mentalcasus, whose members proliferate in the 1-95 Northeast Corridor, parts of the Northwest, and the programming department of Showtime.
Cowl tip to @esgetology