Sunday, September 19, 2004

The Left Today

Lembit Optik has a good article in the Telegraph about the hunting-with-dogs thing. But what really struck me was one comment which, more than any other, really summed up the state of modrn Leftism:

Often their motivation has no bearing on animal welfare at all. The contradictions were highlighted by a pro-ban Labour MP during the committee stage of a previous hunt ban Bill. As Ian Cawsey outlined his opposition to chasing and killing animals for pleasure, I asked him about fishing.

According to the RSPCA, fish feel pain, so what's the difference? Dr Ian Gibson, the Labour MP for Norwich North, responded: "Fish are not mammals." To which Mr Cawsey replied ". . . at least not yet." The mind boggles.

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