Okay I don’t give a fuck if you think I’m being ‘discriminatory’, IT IS NOT OKAY TO RAPE ANIMALS.
IT IS NEVER OKAY.
Please sign this petition to get this disgusting website investigated by the authorities. And please report it to any internet crime sites you think will take action.
WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES/VIDEOS OF BESTIALITY/ANIMAL ABUSE RAPE IN THE LINK
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS. SICKENING.
if, as vegans, we see animals as our equals, why do we refer to them as “it” when we would never refer to a person in that way (unless they identified in that way)? talk about objectification.
I wouldn’t really say it’s objectification, it’s just proper grammar. If we referred to an animal by its given name, we probably wouldn’t say “it,” as in: “I love Mittens, she’s so cute!” as opposed to “I love that cat, its so cute!” It’s often the same with babies. Somebody may look at a baby and say “Look at that baby, it’s adorable!” as opposed to “Look at Thomas, he’s adorable!” You’re not necessarily objectifying the child, it’s just the fact that the term “baby” was used instead of “Thomas.” I wouldn’t consider it insulting to the child, and I wouldn’t consider it insulting or degrading to an animal either.
For example, on the rare occasion where somebody would say: “Look at that human!” it would be grammatically correct to refer to the human as “it” such as “Look at that human, it’s doing things.” Because it’s not common to refer to a person as “human”, this sounds strange, but it would be the right way to say it if the opportunity ever arose. Usually, if we saw a person and weren’t sure of their gender/sex, we’d say “Look at that person, they’re doing things.” That’s because the terms “human” and “person” mean different things.
The terms “human” or “cat” or “baby” are different to given names and terms such as “person” or “people”. I’d say this is because these more personal terms refer to the actual being, the soul, the person within, etc. etc. rather than just the outward physical appearance.
I don’t think it’s anything to get worked up over.