Friday, September 08, 2006

media staggers through smoke filled burning building

It seems media has staggered its way through smoke filled burning building in order to chastise a firefighter for endangering us with the second-hand smoke of his cigarette. 
Sorry for the long winded analogy, but you will see the it more clearly in a moment.  It seems the House of Representatives has banned the slaughter of horses for meat.  Of course this vital bill has attracted all sorts of "animal- rights activists... and celebrities, including Willie Nelson and Bo Derek". 
Forgetting for a moment that these are animals which God has given us dominion over, the emotional pleas were overflowing.
“It is one of the most inhumane, brutal, shady practices going on in the U.S. today,” said Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., a sponsor of the ban.
Quick, can anyone think of anything worse than the slaughter of innocent... horses?
Sweeney argued that the slaughter of horses is different from the slaughter of cattle and chickens because horses, such as Mr. Ed, Secretariat and Silver, are American icons.
I am about to get all choked up.  I can't stand the thought of them feeding Mr. Ed to the lions at the zoo.
“They’re as close to human as any animal you can get,” said Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C.
Umm... Not quite, but we will give you a point for effort.  Reaching that far must take quite an effort. And then there is this whopper by Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn.,
“The way a society treats its animals, particularly horses, speaks to the core values and morals of its citizens.”
Oh yeah, those horse killers are a BIG problem in our society.  Have you seen how it affects the kids?  They go around shooting horses at random now.  They have been raised to think that horses don't have any value once they are no longer productive.
How could anyone object to showing pictures how these "not-quite-human" beings are treated.  How heartless, we need to see the truth here.
Critics of the practice made an emotional appeal, showing photographs of horses with bloodied and lacerated faces, the result of being crammed into trailers destined for slaughterhouses.
Of course if anyone were to try explaining the partial birth abortion in front of Congress, that would be considered excessive political rhetoric.  That would be playing to the extremes and stirring up emotions.  We couldn't have that happen.

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