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Animal Law 101: What Is “Necessary” Animal Suffering?

June 3, 2014

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By Free From Harm Staff Writers

In her new TED Talk, animal law attorney Lesli Bisgould delivers a terrific overview of the problems with our legal system in protecting animals from the institutions that exploit them with impunity. She begins her talk with what we all tend to agree on, that harming animals unnecessarily is wrong, particularly in cases of individual animal victims and individual human perpetrators. And then she eloquently shifts our attention to how our legal system excludes billions of animals from legal protection from the same acts when there is an economic interest that relies on animals as resources. In such cases, she shows how the mere presence of a human interest, no matter how trivial, is immediately perceived as a justification for “necessary” harm, even though the same acts perpetrated against our companions would be considered criminal. It’s a contradiction big enough to drive a mac truck through, and who can possibly deny it? –

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humans live it seems by the
hypocritic oath and laws
i guess
no less and sadly,
no more.
our animal brothers are here
to teach.
why are so many human
hearts and minds
so out of reach????

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

8 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 3, 2014 12:32 pm

    humans live it seems by the
    hypocritic oath and laws
    i guess
    no less and sadly,
    no more.
    our animal brothers are here
    to teach.
    why are so many human
    hearts and minds
    so out of reach????

    Liked by 1 person

  2. David Scott permalink
    June 3, 2014 12:32 pm

    “Necessary Animal Suffering”? What moron came up with that stupidity? Anyone who believes that insanity, I’ve got a question for you…How would you like me to try out some “necessary suffering” on your ass?

    Liked by 3 people

  3. June 6, 2014 3:46 am

    Thank you Stacey. This is exactly what I was trying to say in my last post. Hope you don’t mind if I reblog ❤


  4. June 6, 2014 3:48 am

    Reblogged this on FUR OUT THE CLOSET: and commented:
    This adds to everything I was saying in my previous post ❤



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