- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Abacus; 1st Paperback Edition edition (1 Feb. 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747402752
- ISBN-13: 978-0747402756
- Package Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 624,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My major problem with her is the absurd argument about "animal rights" she attempts to introject into almost every essay she wrote. For example, she has to execrate Hemingway's prose style as "baby talk" not because she finds fault with its
innovative quality, but because he glorified the evil "sport" of bull-fighting and, even worse, hunted big game and fished up a storm.
I'm almost a vegetarian so I don't care whether animals are killed for food or not. I do like oily fish, however, and if Brigid would take me to task for eating innocent sardines, I'm afraid I'd have to ask her why she consumed guiltless vegetables. Couldn't the tomato rightly say, we bleed too? Did cockroaches find a safe haven in her home?
Clearly, if we didn't kill animals for food, we'd have to eventually kill them to be safe. And if a bear gets into my house, he/she/it isn't going to engage in a moral debate with me about whether I'm attackable or consumable.
Common sense and genius are not always allied, alas ....