Re: Animal rights

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 11:29:19 -0500

"Mark D. Fulwiler" wrote:

> I have a friend who is trying to convince me that torturing cats should
> be legal ......snip..........
> At any rate, I pointed out to him that I don't give a damn
about what
> Miss Rand thinks about the "rights" of sadistic cat torturers, but if he
> had a good extralegal solution to the problem of cruelty to animals , I
> would entertain the idea. He doesn't think people should torture cats,
> only that it should be legally allowed.
> I have two cats, so I am a bit biased in favor of the critters.

Well, are your cats fixed? That seems to me to be (presupposing the animal rights argument) to be as torturous as female circumcision in humans....

Mike Lorrey