Sunday, July 24, 2005

A rat is a pig is a dog is a Holocaust victim

It might be the only comment supporting animal rights which could possibly be more tasteless than "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy."

I'm indebted to conservative Australian journalist and blogger Tim Blair for spotting this for us.

Mr. Blair reports that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (which is much like our CBC, for good or ill) recently profiled Australian animal rights activist Brian Sherman, which led local environmentalist Tim Flannery, director of the South Australian Museum, to opine:

"I think that Brian sees something akin to what went on in the Holocaust. You know, that this is a terrible tragedy unfolding before our eyes, and unless we act to do something about it, we’re complicit in this cruelty and this degradation."

Mr, Sherman, for his part, has had the grace to disassociate himself from this opinion. But one has to wonder when North American PETA activists will start to think this way.