Monday, May 12, 2008

How These Ideas Take Off

An Obvious Tie

Many people ( but not enough) wonder about how a kooky movement gets started. These people can understand anyone can come up with a goofy idea but they wonder how some stupid ideas gain traction and followers. The key to understanding this is to look at the professed moral premises of the people advocating such nonsensical ideas as the rights of plants. This movement is just an extension of the animal rights movement which has as much credibility and no basis in fact. What kind of thinking went into initiating this notion? Read More

This article makes a great point about rights. Rights are a concept that was conceived by humans and only appreciated by human. All of us in animal agriculture should be concerned about animal welfare, but animal rights (and plant rights) takes on a whole new meaning.

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