Re: Extropians and animal rights

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 17:47:33 -0500

Ian Goddard wrote:

> At 01:48 PM 1/12/99 -0500, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >
> >You purposely left out that the same study found that people raised as
> hunters
> >have an incidence of such violent crime far below the average, which is a
> >markedly different result than those who torture animals....
> IAN: Why is it necessary to make a personal
> (ad hominem) accusation?

sorry i automatically assumed you had actually read the study (and it was the same study that the Justice Files referred to).

> I am neither aware
> of nor was I referring to the study you do,
> and thus your claim that I am is a lie.
> What I say is based on something I saw
> on the program "The Justice Files."
> If the study you refer to pertains to modern
> times, I'd note that most raised as hunters
> live in rural areas with lower crime rates,
> so your implication that killing some animals
> engenders compassion for others could be false.

So you admit that raising a human child (typically male) in a vegetarian and/or urban environment without hunting deprives the child from expressing his evolved instincts to hunt, and may wind up subliming this repression into cruelty to humans and other animals?

Mike Lorrey