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July 27, 2007

Lawyers For Animals

The absurdity has now reached the point that Switzerland is going to vote on whether animals should be represented by lawyers in court.

If the referendum passes, those animals that can't afford attorneys will be provided representation at the taxpayers' expense.

Swiss readers are warned not to leave any chicken bones in their garbage. If a dog or raccoon gets into it and chokes, you might be sued.

This cat needs to lawyer up against its owner.

On a tip from Bill.

Posted by Van Helsing at July 27, 2007 11:33 AM


As a owner of three dogs, a cat, and a pig, I can understand the love and devotion people have for their pets.

Which makes it tough for me to say that animals are property. There are no rights(legal)this society can confer on animals unless they are capable of assuming some responsibility for that status.

As an advanced society, we insist that people treat domesticated animals in a humane manner. I fully support all laws that protect domesticated animals and animals intended for harvest to be put into our food chain.

We look at our domesticated animals, they give affection, they protect us, they sleep in our beds with us, and if you are like me(Family raised, live by yourself) they are what you come home to every day.

Earlier this week I went through to loss of a long time pet.(old stray dog that came wandering in and would not leave) Had to take three days off from work to get over it. Hard to think of her as property, but that's all she was,(legally) but emotionally and my personal commitment to her, she was much more.

Used to be four dogs, a cat and a pig.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at July 27, 2007 2:37 PM

I have two Labs. I used to have three. I blogged about the late Tobin quite extensively.

Posted by: Steve at July 27, 2007 3:45 PM

I have a Yellow Lab, a Pug, and another stray.

To me, the point here is that no amount of government interference can force people into being good pet owners.

Declaring animals as equals in the legal system demeans humans and elevates animals to a legal status they are incapable of defending.

Humans should use their exalted status to ensure that all living creatures are out here for a purpose. To feed us, to protect us, and sometimes just be there acting as asses' to give us enjoyment and comfort.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at July 27, 2007 4:05 PM

Humans are animals, but until other animals can understand legal proceedings and laws/regulations I dont see why they need lawyers. This is hilarious.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp relates this story in complete monotone. Are there no moonbat politics that they will not take seriously?...

"The Swiss could soon be voting on whether lawyers should be allowed to defend animals in court.

The Swiss agency for the protection of animals (PSA) submitted a petition today to the federal government to introduce state lawyers for animals.

It made the request after having collected about 150,000 signatures, more than the 100,000 needed to prompt a referendum to introduce a new law..."

This is not "The Onion" folks. Its for real!!!!!

Posted by: Freedom Now at July 27, 2007 6:45 PM

Ah you got to be kidding! This is for real???? Definite link action to this post. Effing classic!

Posted by: moonbat monitor at July 27, 2007 6:48 PM

Hmmmm...a jury of your peers....hmmmm

Posted by: CharlieDontSurf at July 28, 2007 12:58 PM

Earth worshipers all...they worship creation, not the creator.

Pretty soon, they will demand sacrifice be paid to Gaia because of global warming....oh wait.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 28, 2007 6:42 PM

Eneils gets it correct here. Rights for animals would be a dangerous precedent for humanity. Animals do not have the cognitive ability to understand right from wrong and are incapabable of personal responsibility. Humans are the only ones that can take personal responsibility and understand reason.

Posted by: Chris at July 29, 2007 2:07 PM