Tuesday, May 6, 2008
For the love of God. Anybody out there want to place bets on how long it will be before vegetarians starve to death? I discovered this article on FoxNEWS and I can't believe it! If I find any more information on the subject or find this information to be erroneous, I'll let you know. It seems too ridiculous to be true. What do you think?
It isn't just the rights of animals that some are promoting. The Weekly Standard reports an ethics panel in Switzerland is expressing concern that the arbitrary killing of plants is morally wrong. The Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology says that humans cannot claim "absolute ownership" over plants; that "individual plants have an inherent worth," and that man may not use them as he pleases.
It cites a hypothetical example of a farmer "decapitating" wildflowers as expressing a moral stance toward the organism and possibly doing something bad to the flowers themselves.
One critic of the report says the concept of plant dignity provides what he called "another tool of opponents to argue against any form of plant biotechnology."