Sunday, July 8, 2018

Peter Singer, the Karl Marx of Animal Liberation

Charles Danten, former veterinarian

Peter Singer
the Karl Marx of animal liberation

From the beginning of domestication, our ancestors in their great wisdom worked hard to erect a barrier between animals and humans in order to avoid falling into the trap of animal humanization and the very damaging sentimentality that accompanies it, as much for animals as for humans. Since animals are not inert objects that can be exploited at will without any risk of illness, injury, and environmental damage, it was necessary for reasons of common sense to take precautions to avoid the worst.


But for the past fifty years or so, animal advocates, such as Peter Singer, the Karl Marx of animal liberation, are attempting to destroy the above barrier by extending human rights and privileges to animals.  

Personification of Animals

Shifts in meaning and the replacement of words and expressions specific to animals by their human equivalent are thus currently observed. So, instead of saying, for example, “animal,” the word “child” is used, “buy” is replaced by “adopt,” and “pound,” by “shelter.” The name of the breed is capitalized as in humans and the names given to pets are mostly human names. 

Dog Wars

In the United States and elsewhere, parks and protected ecological sites are trampled and desecrated by pet owners in the name of anti-speciesism, the equivalent of anti-racism in humans, an ideology created by Peter Singer. On a good day in San Francisco’s Fort Funston, reports journalist Michael Schaffer in his book, One Nation Under Dog, there can be up to 400 dogs off-leash, spoiling the home of endangered species like the bank swallow or the western snowy plover. In the name of equality for all species, owners everywhere are waging “dog wars” to gain free access for their dogs to rare and protected land. (1) Chaos of this kind is happening wherever the Singer ideology is popular.

Sex with Animals


Zoophilia, Peter Singer's pet-subject (2) seems to be on the rise, although it is difficult to evaluate its precise popularity because of the taboo surrounding this sexual practice. Recently, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, a notorious no-borders like his father, has even legalized sex with animals... as long as there is no penetration! (3) Who will police this law and how... remains a mystery!
No-border advocate
Justin Trudeau

The Cat Problem

In America, perceived as the most progressive country in the world, cat worshippers funded by various lobby groups that profit from the pet business and assisted by an army of lawyers specialized in Animal rights, another Peter Singer sacred cow, are ready to defend to the last breath these hapless feline victims of love, regardless of the consequences on nature and people. (4)(5) 

Dog bites





Is it surprising, if bites, for example, are on the increase? An animal does not react like a human being. If you pull its ears for fun; if you try to have sex with it as professed by Peter Singer, Justin Trudeau, and child psychiatrist, Boris Levinson, a man obsessed in his writings and conferences with the sexuality of young boys and whose worthless theories initiated the present pet fad (6)(7)(8); if you kiss your dog on the mouth and hold it in your arms all the time; if for the sake of egalitarianism, you refuse to assume your dominant status; or if you make your dog eat at the table with the rest of the family, feed it first and let it sleep on your couches and beds, thus inferring to it a dominant status, you can expect retaliations.

Unlike pit bulls that have it in their genes to attack and bite without warning and without reason, the overwhelming majority of dog biters are merely responding the only way they can, to what they have perceived as a threat. Even the best-socialized animals have a tolerance threshold that should not be crossed. These dogs are perfectly normal, but react instinctively, for good reasons in their own cognitive logic, to abnormal conditions over which they have no control.


Conclusion


Garden of Eden advocates, such as Peter Singer, who aggressively condone with one hand, the exploitation of pets while demonizing with the other, meat eaters, as if nothing was, purports to liberate animals from their chains just like Jean Jacques Rousseau wanted to do for humans and Karl Marx after him. 

But, by a deceitful trick of the mind that only we humans know the secret, do-gooders like Singer forget that the dog or cat under their yoke, which they claim to love as well if not better than their own children, is as enslaved as other categories of domestic animals. In fact, the exploitation of pets which operates under the cover of good sentiments and intentions is much more cruel by its hypocrisy and sophistication than all other forms of animal exploitation, including vivisection, seal hunting, and the force-feeding of geese. 

In the end, before lecturing others, before calling those who oppose them, racists and heartless, before proclaiming their moral superiority over ordinary people, animal advocates in general should start by breaking free themselves from the need to exploit an animal for their sole comfort and pleasure

References


1. Michael Schaffer,  (2009). One Nation Under Dog. Henry Holt: 41.

2. Peter Singer (2001). Heavy PettingNerve magazine.

3. Michael Bédard (June 9, 2016). Il n'y a pas de crime de bestialité sans pénétration, dit la Cour suprême du Canada. Ici Radio-Canada.

4. Ted Williams (March 14 2013). Trap, neuter, return programs make feral cat problem worse. Orlando Sentinel.

5. Lohr C. A. et al (2012). Costs and Benefits of Trap-Neuter-Release and Euthanasia for Removal of Urban Cats in Oahu, Hawaii. Conservation Biology.


6. Boris Levinson (1974). Ecology of the Surplus Dog and Cat. Chicago, Ill: Conference: 18-3.

7. Boris Levinson (1978). Pets and personality development. Psychological reports; 42: 1031-1038.

8. Boris Levinson (1998). Pet-oriented child psychotherapy. Second edition. Charles C. Thomas.



9. Patrick West (2002). Conspicuous Compassion: Why Sometimes It Really Is Cruel to Be Kind. Civitas.

10. Gary Francione (1996). Rain without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement. Temple University Press.

11. Alan Herscovici (1991). Second Nature. The Animal-Rights Controversy. Stoddart.