The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Sunday, May 22, 2005

THE JUNGLE 2005: The always controversial Princeton University philosophy professor Peter Singer recently sent a letter to an upscale grocery chain, Whole Foods, congratulating them on what a wonderful job they've done instituting humane standards for compassionate treatment of farm animals. Given that the good professor is controversial because he does not believe there is any moral difference between animal life and some forms of human life, most notably newborn infants and the long-term comatose, I think it wise for all consumers who care for their peace of mind to stay away from this particular chain of stores and do their shopping elsewhere. One cannot be too careful in dealing with a business that apparently holds, as Professor Singer does, that children and piglets are more alike than they are different, for then there is no telling, when push comes to shove, what they will put in the sausages.

Via Rachel at Tinkerty Tonk.


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