Vegan.com points out this opinion piece that denounces Paul McCartney, Jason Alexander, and Alec Baldwin for taking an interest in animal rights. The piece ends with the obnoxious statement that “Human children growing up in Soweto, Chechnya and Haiti should have pals like Paul, Jason and Alec, don’t you think?” implying that these celebrities should pay attention to starving children instead of animals.
What is with this inane argument against animal rights? As if we have some sort of limit on compassion and that if we send some love the animals’ way, we’re somehow taking attention away from human suffering? Come on now.