Driving in to work today, I saw a car with a number of bumper stickers that would indicate the driver was a vegetarian. You know, the "Be kind to animals, don't eat them" type.
But the bumper sticker that stood out to me was one that read: "If animals could talk, you wouldn't eat them."
I suppose that's right. Like if we lived in Narnia.
But we don't, and they can't.
If they were gifted with speech, with reason, with the ability to understand their origins and destiny -- if they bore the image of their Maker, they could be considered the moral equivalent of man, and we would be wrong to eat them.
By the way, the driver of that car also proudly displayed a bumper sticker that read: "A Pro-Choice Voter."
I wonder what position she would take on aborting baby rabbits.