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Jan 28, 2007
Name: all of the calves killed for the meat industry
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , United States

In September last year a calf managed to escape from a “cattle” market in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. After that he lived as a runaway for more than 3 months and a half! Sadly, the calf was discovered and captured in December, in a neighbouring village. Local animal organisations and members of the public have asked that his life be spared, although the odds are that he will be given back to his “owner” who will most likely kill him.

This news article is certainly similar to the cases of the runaway human slaves, and shows that nonhuman animals certainly value their life and, when they are able to, fight for it.

Nonhumans values their life in that they enjoy the things they do even if they cannot reflect upon themselves in terms of a lifespan or realise that they value what they’re doing. Some opponents can point out that we have no idea of what initially inspired the calf to move away from the market. However, although it's very unlikely he realised his impending doom we can surely argue he was moving from something he didn’t like or he was moving to something he liked.

From: http://www.speciesism.org/allissues.html
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Posted: Jan 28, 2007 12:29pm

 

 
 
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