Canine the Barbarian: Problems with Animal Rights

Back in 2011, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Federalist Society hosted a forum to discuss The Problems with Animal Rights with Chapman University philosophy professor Tibor Machan and Ohio State’s Professor Emeritus Daniel Farrell. Dr. Machan was author of the book Putting Humans First.

When it comes to the issue of animal rights, humorist Dave Barry who once quipped:

It seems that a Rockville, Maryland, restaurant call The House of Chinese Gourmet installed a lobster tank, which greatly upset some customers who belong to a group called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, whose members apparently have (1) a deep respect for all living things and (2) a tremendous amount of spare time. They bought seven lobsters from the restaurant for $40, removed them from the tank (a PETA member “talked softly and rubbed the lobsters to reassure them”), and then paid $200 to fly the lobsters to Portland, Maine, where they (the lobsters) were released in the ocean, where we are sure they will live happy, productive lives until they are recaptured by lobstermen.