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#1 Will the honorable Mr. Kerr call Mr. Ed to testify as an expert witness on animals being forced to perform? Wilbur? Wilbur?
Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-02-08 01:01||
#2 Since when were animals mentioned in the Constitution? Are they equivalent to humans? Could I marry one (assuming it were the opposite sex, of course)?
Posted by gorb 2012-02-08 01:15||
#3 Just wait till we start putting human genes in animals.
Posted by phil_b 2012-02-08 04:52||
Could I marry one (assuming it were the opposite sex, of course)?
Do you live in 'frisco? If so, then yes and the sex wouldn't matter.
Posted by AlanC 2012-02-08 06:51||
#5 99% of human genes are already in animals.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-02-08 06:59||
#6 Gorb- rest easy, now in CA and in the 9th Circus Court one can marry the same sex horse. Next stop, I'm gonna marry my son so the Gov't can't get at me with their confiscatory inheritance tax.
Posted by jack salami 2012-02-08 07:52||
#7 I can't believe the court actually had a hearing. It should have dismissed the suit immediately and assessed court costs.
(PS - what about all the "enslaved" bacteria in my gut? They are, after all, doing my bidding.)
Posted by Spot 2012-02-08 07:59||
#8 Depends on what you are feeding them, I suppose.
My dining room table used to be alive at one point. Was it fair to kill it and enslave its carcass to hold up my food?
Posted by gorb 2012-02-08 08:08||
#9 I can't believe the court actually had a hearing.
I suspect a conflict of interest. Some jackass allowed it to have standing.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-02-08 08:44||
#10 Peta can't see past their own noses. If you want to teach a kid to treasure wildlife, the kid needs to see real animals. Pictures in a book or videos just don't have the same impact that dealing with real living creatures has. Without hands on (or at least close up) experience, young people think of wildlife in the abstract, and are less likely to care what happens in nature.
Also, without zoos, an awful lot of species go extinct. Zoos keep the gene pool fresh for some imperiled species. See, for just one example of many, the European Wiscent, or native bison, preserved for 50 years at Brookfield Zoo in the Chicago area before finally returning to the wild after the Iron Curtain crashed down.
Posted by mom 2012-02-08 09:00||
#11 This nonsense will end when a judge disbars a lawyer for bringing such an insane case into court. Then the next lawyers will think twice. Even if its overturned by the 9th such a ruling would humiliate the lawyer.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-02-08 10:14||
#12 I am wondering if we can go to court to rule that the people in PETA do not have rational thought and can not be allowed in society since they are a danger to themselves and others.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-02-08 10:40||
#13 The purpose is not to elevate the protection for animals to the level of humans. It is to lower the protection of humans to the level of animals.
Some animals. though, will be always more equal than others.
Posted by Twobyfour 2012-02-08 11:16||
#14 Oink, oink, 2x4
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-02-08 12:47||
#15 This nonsense will end when a judge disbars a lawyer for bringing such an insane case into court.
The lawyers often have to hold their noses in order to get paid well to do their job. I don't blame the lawyers, I blame the idiot(s) who accept these kinds of cases.
Posted by gorb 2012-02-08 13:09||
#16 Does that mean we can claim our pets, rodents, and insects as dependents on our 1040? Will they be required to get Social Security numbers? Be drafted into Obama's 'civilian army'?
If you have 10 acres of land, and the estimate is about 10K insects per acre (guessing).... do you get to claim 100K dependents on your 'Earned Income Credit' form?
Lots of legal questions here...
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-02-08 13:12||
#17 Passports for migrating Birds?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-02-08 13:19||
#18 For the hollywood types, if the hamster ends up in the ass, who is the -ist and who is the -ee?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-02-08 14:17||
#19 Good point, BP.
Posted by phil_b 2012-02-08 16:24||
#20 Ants, Crazyfool. You've just bankrupted the entire Federal government (more than it already is).
Posted by Shimble Guelph5793 2012-02-08 16:43||
#21 Re: Animal and idol worship. Animal worship has been around for thousands of years. When animal worship/protection becomes law is when that nation has reached an all time low.
Posted by Ebbaique Spereting5364 2012-02-08 17:37||
#22 So what are these idiots planning to do? Set the whales free into the ocean where they will surely die?
This is the stupidest thing I heard today.
Posted by newc 2012-02-08 18:30||
#23 The court has ruled against PETA in this case, as a sensible judiciary should.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2012-02-08 23:41||