Some Spanish “green” MPs have had a decent idea – give apes rights. Now, I don’t think they’re talking about the vote or anything, but protection from slavery and torture. Basically, a right to live where they do in a manner in which they’re happy without the threat of people kidnapping them and using them as playthings or whatever.
All well and good.
Then along come the god-botherers:
Archbishop of Pamplona and Tudela Fernando Sebastian said he could not believe it was even being proposed.
“We don’t give rights to some people – such as unborn children, human embryos, and we are going to give them to apes,” he said.
Whatever happened to all creatures being equal in god’s eyes, Mr Sebastian? So what if there’s still arguments raging over the whole abortion thing? Is it always the case that we should finish one discussion completely and utterly (and in your favour, most likely) before moving on to something utterly unrelated?
Let’s all take a leaf out of his book, people. Stop worrying about the poor state of the NHS, and that silly scuffle in the Middle East. Take your mind off the last major earthquake and what we can do to help. There are still people out there who think the earth is flat – we really have to sort that out first before we move on to anything else.