Rutgers University law professors have just gone the way of the crazy uncles after they determined that pet owners are almost like slave masters. They figure “ownership” is like torture and morally wrong.
This is how the commie leftists carve out another target portion of your income for redistribution to themselves. Air conditioning is now “the threat to the planet,” so you should go without it. Cars are destroying the planet so you should start riding public mass transit. On and on the freeloaders go.
DARN Liberals! If it were not for pet ownership, the world would be flooded with wild animals trying to get food. This is typical of liberal academia, once again trying to take our nation to the land of stupidity.
From The Washington Times:
Two Rutgers University law professors have published an essay making a “case against pets,” arguing that pet ownership is a form of torture that is morally and ethically wrong.
Despite living with six rescue dogs, professors Gary Francione and Anna Charlton describe their pets as “non-human refugees,” according to an article they published on Aeon.co this month.
“Although we love them very much, we strongly believe that they should not have existed in the first place,” the couple wrote. “We oppose domestication and pet ownership because these violate the fundamental rights of animals.
“When we talk about animal rights, we are talking primarily about one right: the right not to be property,” they continued. “We all reject human chattel slavery. That is not to say that it doesn’t still exist. It does. But no one defends it.”
The professors argued that the way people treat their pets would be considered torture if people endured the same treatment.
“However ‘humanely’ we treat animals, they are still subjected to treatment that, were humans involved, would be torture,” they wrote.
That would require animals be able to understand the concept of ownership, so they are aware of their legal status
Major universities are now manned by escapees from insane asylums, and this proves it. Cats and dogs have been bred to be human companions. It would be strange to end thousands of years breeding.
I am starting to believe colleges need to do rigorous psychological screening before they hire instructors.
Are you a pet owner? Do you feel as if you are torturing your animal? Do you think your animal thinks you are abusing them? Are these professors smoking crack? Drop your opinions below in the comment section and let me know what you think about this article.