December 18, 2018

Crabs and lobsters

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The human “paladar” does not know limits. Not only eats everything that is not of his own species, but that does it without absolutely no concern about the suffering of non human animals. At the top of these bad treatments, they would be the crustaceans like lobsters, crabs and others specimens far away from the emotional surroundings of the human being.  The crustaceans are thrown to boiling water inside the pots of cooks and other people of “refined” taste, without the most  minimal objection by the suffering this animals could experiment. The crustaceans would have to be sacrificed before being submerged in boiling water, but I must confess that I do not know abo [Read more]

Sufrimiento extremo de los cerdos

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Quien podría poner en duda que animales y cosas no son conceptos equivalentes. Quienes parafraseando a Descartes podrían decir que los animales no sufren el dolor? Más aún, millones de personas dicen que simpatizan con los animales y otros hasta afirman que los animales son sus amigos. Sin embargo, un vasto sector de la humanidad prefiere olvidarse de estos cuestionamientos éticos cuando se trate de comerse a sus amigos. En el caso de los cerdos, lejos quedaron aquellos libros de nuestra infancia que nos mostraban granjas idílicas donde una cerda con sus cerditos hocicaban en terrenos verdes junto a las gallinas, ovejas y cabras. Este paisaje del recuerdo no puede estar más alejado de [Read more]

Animal Rights

Nowadays fighting for animal rights is an issue more than just philosophical. A whole lot of people in the community are contemplating the necessity to give rights to animals. Even though there are people who are reluctant to talk about this issue, it’s important that they be receptive to the idea that they are not asking for the same rights as people, just other rights, such as the basic right of not suffering pain and to be respected as living beings. It’s incredible that there are people who categorically deny giving rights to animals. Suffice it to say for this reflection that there have been similar attitudes in different times in our history every time there was a proposal for cert [Read more]