“You maniacs! You did it! You really did it! Damn you all to Hell” –Planet of the Apes
Well, the stupid monkeys went ahead and did it. Right to life for monkeys, not babies.
[RO]Spain may be better known throughout the world for bull fighting than animal rights, but its parliament declared support on Wednesday for the right to life and freedom of the nation’s great apes.
The move is the first time any national legislature has called for rights for non-humans.
The parliament’s environmental committee approved the resolution, which calls on Spain to comply with the Great Apes Project. The initiative, originated by philosophers Peter Singer and Paola Cavalieri in 1993, promotes the position that “non-human hominids” such as gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos should enjoy comparable rights as humans, including the right to life, freedom and not to be tortured. The philosophers believe the apes are our closest genetic relatives.
The right to life and freedom! At the same time, moves are afoot to liberalize abortion laws in Spain.
The Spanish newspaper ABC reported this week that the country’s Health Minister, Bernat Soria, who supports the legalization of abortion, is “hoping” to get a majority of lawmakers to back a Congressional proposal to change Spain’s law on abortion.
“The reform of a norm is something that is usually proposed by the government, and I hope we achieve a consensus,” Soria said.
Nevertheless, the Zapatero administration “has not said whether or not it would take up the initiative, and we only know that it intends to issue norms on the confidentiality, the quality of services and the legal protection of those who practice abortions,” ABC reported.
The philosophers believe the apes are our closest genetic relatives. Babies. Wouldn’t babies, fetuses, or embryos be closer genetic relatives? Don’t they share 100% of our DNA. Europe, having lost all faith, has now lost all reason. Only wickedness remains.