UK Does It Again........

UK Does It Again........

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    Red face UK Does It Again........

    They are daft.

    The editors of a new Journal of Animal Ethics (JAE) published this month by the University of Illinois Press say derogatory words like “pests” and “vermin” should be dropped altogether and “pets” replaced by “companion animals”, while “wild animals” should be termed “free living or free ranging animals”.
    News Release: Animal Language Sends Wrong Message | Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

    There is an obvious prejudgment here that should be avoided.

    Where is the UK going..........Led by the likes of this highly educated PhD.....

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    To the same place there many countries in Europe are going … and the US too. Have you ever heard talk about political correctness?
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    OOPs I squashed a free ranging cockaroach
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    Next we will have to stop using they're common names and start using the scientific name for animals, insects and fish. Sounds like a bunch of Bos taurus feces to me!
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    As long as they include a category of free ranging tasty animals, it's all good.
    I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    OOPs I squashed a free ranging cockaroach
    Just one less potential politician.
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    From the git-go, you have to wonder. "Journal of Animal Ethics?" The term "ethics" describes moral principles and behaviors. "Morality" is not something that exists in the animal world, from amoeba to the great apes. Maybe they mean "Human Ethics About Animals"... in which case, they aren't just misguided, but completely full of hot air.
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    Where is the UK going..........Led by the likes of this highly educated PhD.....
    This goes toward proving my theory that "education and common sence are inversely proportional".
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    huh? animals are less than human...hence why they are called animals. Definatley not gonna be in the woods one day looking up and going, "blimey, a free range grizzly bear" "I hope by showing him respect he won't eat me because I violated his moral rights." Probably gonna be more like "AHHHHHHH A BEAR!!!!! BANG BANG BANG BANG,!!!!!" "Dead bear." As the saying goes, first you say it, then you do it.
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    I asked my dog about it today and she just cocked her head and gave me that "they can't be serious" look. I'm totally in agreement with her.
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    Another example of political correctness run amuck from the Ivory Tower crowd.

    For most, “wildness” is synonymous with uncivilized, unrestrained, barbarous existence.
    Obviously he has never ventured outside.
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