Sharpen your pens, you animal rights people. You’re not going to like this.
How tiresome it’s become to witness the exaggerated fawning on the part of popular media over the animal world. The breathless accounts on the plight of the loggerhead turtles, the gallant efforts to save beached whales, the wailing over horses heading for slaughter so the French can have “horse steaks” or whatever they eat.
“Animal” stories have always been a part of news reporting. They touch an emotional cord in humans, and that is as it should be. Animals are with us here on earth, part of God’s creation. I get that.
What I don’t get is the inference that because they are part of the planet’s mix, they are somehow “equal” to humans. They are animals, to be treated humanely and, in the case of pet animals, enjoyed. I get that also.