Wesley J. Smith: ‘Social Justice’ Inflates to Animals

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(NRO) – Environmentalism is growing increasingly radical. As I have noted previously, four rivers and two glaciers are now rights-bearing geological features. (Yes, it is becoming that nuts.)

An article published in Biological Conservation illustrates environmentalism’s metastasizing misanthropy.

The authors wholeheartedly embrace the concept of “speciesism,” the noxious notion that to treating animals differently than human beings is akin to racism. (That’s crackers. Racism is wrong because it treats equals invidiously as unequals. Speciesism is a nonsensical principle because valuing humans more than animals treats unequals properly as unequals.)

They also argue that prioritizing human needs over the supposed needs or interests of animals and nature is unjust. CONTINUE