It scares me to hear people talk about animal rights. Have you ever thought about the difference between animal rights and animal welfare? To be honest, I used to use those words interchangeably. Then I heard Wesley Smith talk about his book “A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.” Talk about eye opening.
There are some that think a cow should have the same rights as my 6-year-old. Forget that, they think a cow should have the same rights as me.
Now don’t get me wrong. I am TOTALLY for animal welfare (meaning farm animals are well cared for and fed). Do I think Bessie the Cow should be able to sue Farmer Joe because her hoofs got cold in the field? Uhhhhh, no.
I think some need to remember that when we put farm animals on a pedestal, PEOPLE may end up getting trampled by those well-cared-for hoofs in the process.