The Simpsons “Dogtown” Thrashes Animal “Rights”

The Simson’s episode Dogtown is a well needed ridiculing of the notion animals (in this case dogs) should have the same rights as humans. Homer is sued by an individual he hits with his car and then a jury decides during a lawsuit the victim brings against Homer that dogs are not only as good as humans but, in many ways, better.

Consequently, dogs are not only accorded the same rights as humans, they are given priority and the show’s canines then dominate Springfield. The results are a hilarious, but instructive, catastrophe. PETA is probably furious.