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Dog Eaters

I plead guilty to being a speciesist. I think bears are better than rats, whales more worth saving than beetles, tigers more noble than slugs. Chimpanzees may not have human rights but humans have special obligations to protect them because they are so smart and so human-like.

And, of course, I dig dogs. They are the only species of animal on earth that is genetically driven to love humans.

And: You Should Not Eat Them.

If that makes me a narrow-minded occidentalist, fine. I will put my membership card for that club right next to my speciesist card.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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