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Patrick Novecosky | Review
Jun 01, 2010
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A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy

Animal rights groups often go overboard in putting animals before human beings . . .

smithA Rat Is A Pig Is a Dog Is A Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement
Encounter Books, 2010.
270 pages, $25.95 hardcover

Animal rights groups sometimes focus on animal welfare, but the movement is advancing a radical belief that declares equivalency between animal lives and human lives.

Some believe their cause entitles them to cross the line from advocacy to harassment. All who love animals agree that we owe animals respect. But Smith argues that our obligation to humanity matters more, and that granting “rights” to animals diminishes human dignity.

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