I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Animal rights activists have a tendency to be utter douchebags (No offense just in case). A month or two ago the interwebs went bananas over “The Cove” a documentary that supposedly tries to expose Japanese tradition of hunting dolphins to the world. I remember watching the news clip on Al Jazeera and thinking, what the fuck is up with westerners trying to tell other people what they should or should do? and when Louie Psihoyos, The director of the documentary made this comment i couldn’t help but roll my eyes:
“I felt that it was really important to get the film out here to make a stand, not to be safe in America but to risk everything to come here to show the film to the Japanese people,” he told a news conference.
“I really feel like… if this movie gets seen in Japan, it will be a huge win for the Japanese people and it will be a huge win for dolphins and the environmental movements.
I find it amusing that someone would have the audacity to think that, just because western folk watched flipper or whatever that movie with the killer whale was called and have affection for cute looking sea mammals, that the whole world is supposed to feel the same. You don’t see Hindu folk trying to tell the whole world not to eat beef.
And now once again, Animal Rights activists are at it again. Telling people that their religious practices are inhumane and cruel. Doloqima Ukweshwama, A traditional Zulu thanksgiving ceremony held before harvesting of crops, has been in the news for a while now. An organization called Animal Rights Africa Took Zulu King, and the KZN premier to court over the matter. They are trying to stop the ceremony from taking place because the Bull is slaughtered by bare hands and this they say, ’causes tremendous pain to the animal and is tantamount to torture. The judge is supposed to give “Judgement” on the case this Friday. I just find it perplexing that the rights of a bull could be placed above the religous rights of an entire Zulu nation.
[check it: Polity-Bull Killing Judgement on friday]