The longer I live, the more stupid stuff I hear in legacy mainstream media whose only possible value is to front Darwinism. Here’s a good one:
Chimpanzees eat their dead?
“Researchers may have witnessed it, but been unwilling to report it for fear of drawing undue attention to cannibalism among our close relatives, he says. ”
If there is any remaining doubt that tax-funded Darwinists are nuts, let it be laid to rest.
When was the last time you were at a funeral where the reception lunch was in fact the deceased?
Oh, wait, this just in: “Chimpanzees and humans share about 99% of their DNA, and are so closely related that some academics have suggested they should be given rights similar to human rights.
PS: and, did you know, “Chimps feel death just like humans? (BBC)
Dr Anderson suggests the treatment of death marks another similarity. “
What utter rubbish, honestly. Chimpanzees do NOT know that they will all die.
For animals like them, that is a mercy. For humans, it is the beginning of philosophy.
That animals may mourn their dead is no surprise.
About fifty years ago, I heard a pack howl at an animal shelter when a healthy dog was led to the gas chamber. (He was just too big; no one wanted to adopt him.)
So that proves dogs are … what?
One thing they are not is philosophers. They never get beyond the pack howl.
While we are here: The future I can see for “animal rights” is jobs in the legal industry, raising cain with farmers.
Farmers feed almost all humans on the planet. Their efforts have led to a worldwide increase in obesity, which I see as a benefit.
(If you need to lose weight, that is a choice. If you are starving, that is a whole different problem. Hand all starving people hoagie sandwiches now!)
Nothing would be worse for all of us than interference by ideologically driven legal know-nothings, who hope to gain fees by pretending that apes need “human” rights, instead of the protection from cruelty that would actually do them some good.
While we are here: The most humane people I have ever met, with respect to treatment of large animals, were farmers. No surprise, as they would otherwise swiftly get their heads kicked in. Animals can be pretty stupid, but not about stuff life that.
I remember one farm wife explaining to me that she and her husband could make much more money off their farm. But if they kept more cows, the cows would wait too long to be milked. Then the cows would suffer. So …
So they lived all their lives on a lower income, lest the cows suffer.
So would you rather she make the decision or Dr. “Ape Rights” makes it? Which of them understands animals better?