Letter: Wrong about animal rights

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The Independent Online
SO, according to your leader, farm and laboratory animals "should be made to suffer" but "as little as possible". Animal liberationists love animals, but especially furry ones; their real motivation, however, may be hatred of humans; they are intellectually challenged, "not ... given to nuanced thought"; Hitler liked dogs; this, however, was "sentimentality"; the likes of Barry Horne are possibly psychopaths. What a catalogue of miserable cliches!

Regarding "nuanced thought", I could without difficulty list, among those who have espoused and defended the concept of animal liberation, a dozen distinguished professors in the fields of philosophy, theology, physiology, biology, biophysics, anthropology and law.


Hollywood, Co Wicklow, Ireland