Ed Driscoll

It's Necessary To Kill The Bear In Order To Save It?

Dan Riehl writes, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything else that makes it so clear, the animal rights crowd doesn’t love animals nearly as much as it hates humans – and almost by definition, themselves”:

At three months old, however, the playful 19lb bundle of fur is at the centre of an impassioned debate over whether he should live or die.

[He’s named Knut, and Build-A-Bear would clean up–even more–if they sold stuffed versions of him–Ed]

Animal rights activists argue that he should be given a lethal injection rather than brought up suffering the humiliation of being treated as a domestic pet.

“The zoo must kill the bear,” said spokesman Frank Albrecht. “Feeding by hand is not species-appropriate but a gross violation of animal protection laws.”

Riehl adds, “The animals in this story aren’t the polar bears. It’s the nut jobs who think to prove you care for the animal, you have to put it to death”. As Robert Bidinotto writes, “Don’t you wish George Orwell was still around to serve as a translator for this sort of fanatical insanity?”

The “logic” behind it isn’t exactly new, of course.

Update: Via Allah, the sugary-saccharine-cuteness-overload factor of this video is guaranteed to put any diabetic into a permanent coma: