Animal wrongs…

There are some people about for whom I’m afraid to say in my opinion should be prevented from breeding. I’m not talking about our feral underclass, nor indeed am I talking about politicians, though perhaps there is a case to be made there. No, I’m talking about animal rights activists. No, not the RSPCA no matter how much they’ve driven their once good name into disrepute recently, but the fringe elements to whom any sort of animal husbandry is a dreadful crime.


A farmer who killed a mysterious “giant rat” has been receiving death threats from activists, he disclosed yesterday.
Brian Watson, 67, hit the creature, which measured 4ft from nose to tail, with a lump of wood. It was so heavy that it broke the paddle he used to pick it up.
Experts believe the rodent may have been a South American coypu, also known as a river rat or swamp beaver, which is bred for its fur, or may have been imported from Africa.
The grandfather subsequently gave an interview during which a photograph of him holding up the dead animal was shown.
However, he has since been targeted by animal rights activists who have branded him a murderer.
“We’ve had quite a few phone calls and letters off cranks saying I’m a murderer, that it should be me that’s clubbed to death because they’re saying it’s a coypu,” he told Sky News.

That’s right, there are some people out there making death threats to a guy who clubbed to death a giant rodent, possibly a coypu, something which isn’t native to this country and which hasn’t been seen in this country since the fur trade dried up in 1989, the last few in the wild having been eradicated in East Anglia by MAFF the predecessor to DEFRA. You certainly didn’t find them in County Durham.

Nor is killing an animal murder, despite the ludicrous claims of the activists, murder being the unlawful killing of one human by another, especially with premeditated malice. Giant rodents are not humans, nor does their appear to have been any premeditation or indeed malice neither of which apply to vermin.

Yet in our weird and wonderful country there are those out there who will make threats if their sacred shibboleths are trodden upon, in this case the more extreme elements of the meat is murder brigade.

These people apparently can’t be reasoned with, in the past they’ve been known to dig up the graves of those whom they believe have offended them.

No, I don’t believe we should be inhumane to animals, far from it, but they aren’t people and we should not believe for one second our laws which apply between people should be given to them. Those who cannot differentiate between murder and slaughter of an animal, perhaps should not be allowed to breed, to my mind there’s simply no helping them.

15 comments for “Animal wrongs…

  1. May 8, 2012 at 6:57 am

    There’s lots of people dying for an excuse to hate somebody.

  2. May 8, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Rather like anti-fur protesters never taking on leather-clad Hell’s Angels or fox-wearing Russian gangster’s molls, these people never take on the beer-bellied, string-vest wearing underclass council estate hard man after he goes in front of magistrates for cruelty to his pitbull, do they?

    Or take on the organised Pakistani-origin dogfighting rings that plague this country.

    Like all bullies, they choose targets they know can’t fight back.

    • May 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Like all bullies, they choose targets they know can’t fight back.


  3. Radders
    May 8, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I recall as a lad Coypu hunting in the ditches and drains of our wet clay land in Suffolk with an old SMLE bored out for .410; The old Ministry of Agriculture would pay, I think, 2/6d a tail. They’re disgusting looking creatures. I thought they’d all gone.

    Now if only DEFRA offered £1 a tail for grey squirrels, our urban poor could find a gainful and rewarding occupation ….

  4. john in cheshire
    May 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

    We’ve not heard much from the animal rights retards recently. I thought they’d all been put behind bars. Obviously, they are still breeding.

    • May 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      With each other? 😉

  5. Tattyfalarr
    May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Those who cannot differentiate between murder and slaughter of an animal

    Interesting stuff and that’d technically that’d be me then since…in the absence of the more serious description of “murder of an animal” then the legal charge of “murder” as applied to Humans is as close at it gets…it will have to do for now.

    It is generally accepted that one way of identifying a sociopathic murderer is that they start off by killing animals then progress to humans. No sense, rhyme or reason just killing for the hell of it.

    Sociopaths aside we recognise that there can be valid and varied reason for a human killing another human…and so a charge of Murder is downgraded to “Manslaughter”…but we are too slow to formally recognising that sometimes there can be no valid reason for a human to kill an animal. The RSPCA twaddle put forth of “causing unnecessary harm or suffering” just doesn’t cut it.

    Better definition is one way of shutting up the fanatics who consider all killing of animals to be “murder” that must be met with unrestrained, irrational violence.

    I am not one of them. Unless you lay a finger on of my own pets…then, of course, the gloves come off. 😐

  6. May 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Killing vermin is a gateway crime. People start small, aided and encouraged by the fly swat industry they get addicted to the vicarious highs of the chase and the kill. They then move on to harder stuff. Their addiction being fed by corner shop DIY superstores offering cheap deals on ant powder and mousetraps. Before long they have progressed to large vermin like the coypu and when that fails to satisfy they will be temped to become mass murderers.
    We should thank these selfless animal activists for their intercession and saving so many people from progressing along this destructive path.
    Or perhaps I’m making this up.

    • May 8, 2012 at 10:24 am


    • Voice of Reason
      May 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      perhaps they are afraid that killing non-human vermin will lead to the elimination of nuisance people. Not that I advocate that, I would do neuter and release.

  7. Johnnydub
    May 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Let’s face it – most animal rights nutters and massively social dysfunctional fuckwhits who can’t relate to people – hence the projection onto and beatification of animals…

    Yeah let’s listen to that bunch of losers…

    • May 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Projection and beatification – spot on!

      I don’t know whether they think all predators go out armed with tiny humane killers, but they seem to be unable to grasp the concept of ‘red in tooth and claw’ – just ask them about the killing methods of foxes or stoats and watch the cognitive dissonance take over.

  8. Dave_G
    May 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    How about preventing those who promote killing in the name of religion from breeding? Surely much more rewarding?

    • May 9, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Sadly you’ve moved into the area of human rights where the nutters tend to be far better armed rather than animal rights.

    • Tattyfalarr
      May 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      I think you’ll find most people would advocate killing for one reason or another…me included.

      Best nuke the planet from space. It’s the only way to be sure. 😉

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