On a bi-monthly basis the CC posts new Reflections, which consist of observations and reflections from animal rights and vegan scholars and activists that relate to the mission of the CC. We have just now posted our reflections for September. One of these is posted below (I apologize that this particular Reflection is from me, but as you might expect I really like my own writing):
I am often accused of caring for non-human animals as much as I care for humans, and of believing that non-human animals are equal to humans in terms of their spirituality and souls. Well, let’s do a brief review of the sordid history of the human species for the last several hundred years. Non-human animals have never attempted to eliminate an entire group of other humans, as was done during the Holocaust. Non-human animals have never committed the largest genocide in history, as was done by Europeans against the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Non-human animals have never held an entire race of humans in the bondage of slavery as was done to the Africans captured and transported to the United States. Non-human animals have never stormed an elementary school armed with a military-style rifle and massacred innocent young children. So, let me ask you: Are non-human animals at least equal to humans … or is it possible that non-human animals are in fact infinitely superior to humans in all respects, except intellectual ability?
By Rev. William
If you are interested in reading the other 11 Reflections for September, please visit Reflections | Compassion Consortium