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From: Anna ( -
Subject: I don't
Date: February 16, 2006 at 3:37 pm PST

In Reply to: I agree! posted by Frija on February 2, 2006 at 11:00 am:

First of all I'm saddened that some people think I'm a crazy militant
weirdo because I wouldn't ride in car with seats that have shaved skin
on them. I don't use a car in the first place, but being in Europe in
an urban situation, this is considerably easier to do than in North
America given the available public transport. But sometimes, using a
car is not avoidable. For example for transporting factory-rescued
animals to their new homes. However, I would decline to ride in car
which contains the skins of animals, just as I would decline to ride in
car which contains the skins of humans.

Would you ride in a car whose seats are covered by skins of humans? If
yes, then that would classify you as a psychopath. (According to the
DSM) If not, then what makes animals of such lesser value than humans
for it to suddenly making it acceptable to sit on their skin?

For the individual who had to die for its skin to be made into a car
seat, it doesn't matter what species it belonged to. Death it death.
What remains for us to do, is to think about our values and question
why we would find it more acceptable to sit on the skin of an animal
than on the skin of a human, regardless of any label. Any stress
arising from this question for you is certainly much less than the
stress arising for the one who ended up as the car seat.

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