Monday, May 05, 2008

Plants' rights

According to the Weekly Standard, "You just knew it was coming: At the request of the Swiss government, an ethics panel has weighed in on the "dignity" of plants and opined that the arbitrary killing of flora is morally wrong. This is no hoax. The concept of what could be called "plant rights" is being seriously debated."

But who are they to say that just the arbitrary killing of plans is wrong? Maybe the killing of plants for any reason is wrong! Maybe these plants-rights advocates should set the example and refuse to eat any plant or animal products for two or three months!

Some people, as my dad used to say, "don't have the brains they were born with." Or, I believe it was G.K. Chesterton who once said something like, "When people stop believing in God, they won't believe in nothing, they'll believe in anything."

1 comment:

jazzycat said...

Perhaps we could convince all the liberals who have moved from Sanitytown to Kooksville to voluntarily reduce their carbon footprint to zero. Not through silly carbon offsets, but by an actual personal reduction. They could have block parties celebrating that at a certain time no more breathing out of that planet killing poison, CO2, will come from their bodies. They will at that point no longer have any guilt for the rain forest, whales, ozone layer, spotted owls, snail darters, and now innocent plants.

One can only dream!