Category: Animal Rights

Let Us Now Praise Infamous Animals

JEFFREY ST CLAIR—So what happened? How did animals come to be viewed as mindless commodities? One explanation is that modernity rudely intruded in the rather frail form of Renè Descartes. The great Cartesian disconnect not only cleaved mind from body, but also severed humans from the natural world. Descartes postulated that animals were mere physical automatons. They were biological machines whose actions were driven solely by bio-physical instincts. Animals lacked the power of cognition, the ability to think and reason. They had a brain but no mind.

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Grizzlies once again endangered by the depraved idiots who run the wildlife management departments across the nation.

Trump’s appointments in this area are naturally making matters worse, although they have been pretty bad for a very long time. We need better and broader public education and mobilisation campaigns to shift the value system against the real frivolous predators, amongst us, “sports hunters”, and greedy ranchers. All of these types know only one thing: looking at nature and its animals as a source of exploitation. This is the mentality that devastated the West, is devastating what remains of the habitats around the globe, and has brought us climate change and ecological death. It is an ideological continuum. Deal with it. 

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