DOES THIS WORLD seem upside down? It does to me. The longer I live the crazier it gets. What I find mind-boggling is the insistence of people and animal rights groups. There are rights for everything from chickens to protected-people.
Chickens it seems have feelings. They are not to be caged. To be most happy they must roam free. For about the last 20 years chicken rights have been protected. Thus human beings are paying as much as $4.92¹ for a dozen Happy Eggs.
It is true! The $4.92 Wal-Mart Happy Eggs price is ridiculous. So I checked Kroger and found their Range-free Eggs are more reasonably priced at $2.99. And while less than Happy Eggs, this is still 67% (or 2/3s) more than the cost of normal eggs at $1.79.²
Thinking through this issue I asked a member of Generation X if he thought chickens warranted humane treatment. He certainly did. I asked if he realized the word “humane” in its early form described the treatment of human beings not animals.
A friend added her thoughts to the discussion:
“Chickens have almost no brain, just enough of one to breathe and be called living organisms! They don’t care where they live! This animal rights thing has gone way too far, talk about unnatural affections …
Animals with more neurodevelopment do suffer pain, do feel loyalty, and do have levels of intelligence. And they were made to enrich OUR lives, not us to enrich theirs! We were directed by God to take good care of them.”
What I find incredible is that animals have more rights than the unborn and many Christians.
The unborn are killed in their mother’s womb.
Christians are beaten, imprisoned, raped and thrown out of their homes, jobs and towns. In many countries, Christians have no rights. When they “violate” someone else’s rights, US Christian’s rights are coming into question.
We are living in the time when increasingly right is wrong and wrong is right.
“Woe to those who call evil good,
and good evil;
Who put darkness for light,
and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet,
And sweet for bitter!”
Isaiah 5:20 NKJV
The insistence of rights at the expense of others is serious. I don’t know the answer. Perhaps you do? Please share your thoughts.
Meanwhile, I will buy normally priced eggs for as long as I can!
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