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<a href="http://www.theweekmagazine.com/briefing.asp?a_id=419" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://www.theweekmagazine.com/briefing.asp?a_id=419" target="_blank">www.theweekmagazine.com/briefing.asp?a_id=419</a>
 

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Argh. The first paragraph:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b>What do animal-rights advocates believe?</b><br><br>
That all creatures, from slugs to swans, deserve exactly the same rights, privileges, and dignity as human beings. The 13-word mission statement of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the best known and best funded of the movements many groups, sums it up: Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.</div>
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Yup, I'm all for the slugs' right to vote and also I support gay swan-marriages...<br><br><br><br>
The rest of it is just as inaccurate.
 

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Greaaaat. Another label ruined for me... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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whoa, these AR people are so extreme! i'm glad i don't know any of those extremists. wait... there's a button on my bag... it says.. make my day... go vegetarian...? what?? noooo, arghrghr! they've taken over!! NNOOOoooo........
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Oatmeal</i><br><br><b><br><br>
Yup, I'm all for the slugs' right to vote and also I support gay swan-marriages...<br><br><br><br>
The rest of it is just as inaccurate.</b></div>
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lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
im with you oatmeal !<br><br>
yes for slugs to vote and gay swan marriages !<br><br><br><br>
Those people wud probaly think asking for a veggie dog instead of a meat one is like frikin illegal
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b>Has this idea been influential?</b><br><br>
More than most people realize. Over the past two decades, animal-rights activists have steadily lowered the threshold of what society sees as unnecessary cruelty. Since 1990, for instance, statewide animal-rights ballot initiatives have passed 24 out of 38 times, outlawing everything from cockfighting to the use of steel-jawed hunting traps. Many young women today wouldnt even consider wearing a chinchilla or mink coat; in just one recent year, U.S. fur sales dropped by 9.5 percent. Attitudes toward animal research have also changed.</div>
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What's inaccurate about that ?<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">If public opinion is any indication, the animal-rights movement will continue to gain ground. In May, a Gallup Poll found that 96 percent of Americans believe animals deserve some protection from harm and exploitation. A surprising 25 percent said that animals deserved the exact same rights as people.</div>
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Looks good to me.
 

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"Yup, I'm all for the slugs' right to vote"<br><br>
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Not only am I in total favour of slug voting rights ... but slugs should have the option for running for president. I mean, all you Americans deserve a smarter president don't you ;-)<br><br><br><br>
hehhheh (no offense to the slugs was intended in the preceeding)
 

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Outside of the mentioning of slugs, what was so innacurate about this article? Granted, the people who wrote it probably aren't pro-ar, but they didn't let this view slip through too much. I actually found the statements about the fact that the AR movement has been gaining ground and will probably continue to gain ground quite encouraging.<br><br><br><br>
Perhaps the mentioning of the criminal acts of ALF wasn't flattering, but it certainly was not bull.
 

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Couple of things:<br><br><br><br>
IMO there is no one AR movement with "one strategy". I support PeTA, but AR encompasses much more than PeTA in my view.<br><br><br><br>
Or, anybody who is saying that AR exists since 1973, obviously has not heard of Pythagoras, Plutarch, DaVinci, and others. I respect Peter Singer a lot, but he was not the first smart man to think about animals and the way we (should) treat them.<br><br><br><br>
I admit however that at this point I stopped reading the page, so I have no idea if the rest is accurate or not. I assumed not.<br><br><br><br>
Nevertheless, the very first sentence (the one about the "exactly same rights") is so outrageously wrong, that it alone makes me want the page to disappear forever.<br><br><br><br>
My 2 cents, peace. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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