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The Case for Animal Rights, by Tom Regan
Some members of some animalrights organizations considered to be "radical", are sometimes chargedwith other crimes, as sometimes they apparently engage in activities legallydefined as harassment, and in the destruction of property belonging to the persons they view asperpetrators of crimes against animals. On the few occasions when daringactivists have succeeded in rescuing some animals from chambers of tortures, ofcourse, they have been also charged with "burglary", since the animalsare legally defined as property of the labs. However, in all fairness to them (again,according to my own research on the subject), I must say that I did not readanywhere any reports of any animal rights activist torturing or killing a livingbeing. I only read about one isolated incident when, reportedly, some unidentifiedperson/persons "believed to be animal rights activists" physically assaulted somehigh rank executive of the Huntigndon Life Science lab, in Great Britain.
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We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.