Human Exceptionalism

Kill the Polar Bear Cub!

I have long believed that many animal liberationists don’t love animals. They just hate people. Evidence of this is to be found in this story about a polar bear cub that was saved from dying in the wild and brought to the Berlin Zoo. Rather than have the cub live in captivity, liberationists are insisting that the bear cub be destroyed. From the story:

“Feeding by hand is not species-appropriate but a gross violation of animal protection laws,” animal rights activist Frank Albrecht was quoted as saying by the mass-circulation Bild daily, which has featured regular photo spreads tracking fuzzy Knut’s frolicking. “The zoo must kill the bear,” he added.

This is the thing: Animal liberationists are not animal welfarists. They don’t desire to improve the human use and care of animals, but rather, they want to utterly eliminate virtually all human/animal interactions. If they had their way, there would be no saved bear cubs, no seeing -eye dogs, no cattle, no domestic cats, in the end, only animals in the wild with people kept at bay.

This would cause tremendous harm to humans, of course. But so what? Animal liberation, whether implicitly or explicitly, is anti-human.

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