Or how about when your cat wakes you up at 5 am demanding her breakfast?
Who is whose slave then? Of course an argument could be made for
conditioning, but I'm not going to touch that one with a 10-foot pole.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth H. Thiers" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: peter singer again
> These are usually the same numnuts who think having a pet is slavery. I'd
> like them to remind me of that at 5:30 in the morning when the dog has to
> The lab rat thing is very, very naive. Proof yet again of what happens
> people have agendas and try to force them on other folks.
> Beth T.
> Subject: Re: peter singer again
> But when someone likes Peter Singer ignores human rights in favour of
> rights to the point of illogic, inanity, and silliness, I lose it. One
> example - when a group of animal rightists broke into a lab and released
> lab rats into the wild, I shook my head. Those rats had never had been
> shown how to survive or gather food or keep from being easy prey. Not to
> mention their fur wouldn't camouflage them adequately and thus made them
> even easier prey. So where's the quality of life in that? Zero. Zip.