animal rights

Chris Doss itschris13 at
Thu Mar 2 12:19:43 PST 2000

Wie geht's? Ich habe einige Zettel geschrieben:

Hinrich Kuhls said:

>The reification of human relations and the humanization of things are
>characteristic of societies dominated by the capitalistic mode of
>production; the humanization of animals is only appropriate to advanced
>bourgeois societies.

I don't buy this at all. Are you saying that, e.g., people in peasant societies don't form quasi-human emotional attachments to their pets, or that Bucephalus was only important to Alexander because he was a good steed, or that the Egyptians didn't view (certain) animals as divine (that is, were related to them in a quasi-human way)?

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