Violent Role Models - Peter Singer and Bestiality

SHOOTING OURSELVES IN THE FOOT
The Sanitizing of Violence in Our Society
An all-creatures.org Article Series

Throughout the ages, we have accepted killing, violence, and violent behavior as just being a part of life - it's time we change!

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Violent Role Models - Peter Singer and Bestiality

By: Frank L. Hoffman

At the request of Nerve Magazine, Peter Singer, a former leader in the animal rights movement and current professor of philosophy at Princeton University, wrote a book review of Dearest Pet: On Bestiality. In this book review entitled "Heavy Petting", Singer so philosophizes about bestiality and the acts of zoophiles, that he actually ends up endorsing such behavior under certain circumstances.

In our opinion, the tragedy of this situation is that a founder of the modern animal rights movement has betrayed the very animals he supposedly sought to liberate. Instead of liberating the animals, he has further enslaved them and added to their abuse.

The proof of the damage he has done is reflected in comments from zoophiles who have referred to his book review as an animal rights leader's vindication of their immoral and evil acts. Peter Singer has shot himself in the foot, and the ricochet has wounded many innocent ones. He may not be doing direct violence to these animals, but he has given ammunition to a zoophile to carry out his or her repugnant deed.

It is obvious to us that Peter Singer and those who practice bestiality are totally devoid of any moral concept of right and wrong. Such acts are so abominable to God that He says:

"Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death." (Exodus 22:19)

"Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion." (Leviticus 18:23)

"If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal. If there is a woman who approaches any animal to mate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them." (Leviticus 20:15-16)

"Cursed is he who lies with an animal." (Deuteronomy 27:21a)

God was so upset with the depravity among the nations surrounding Israel that in order to protect His people from being like the other nations, He had to resort to these harsh measures. God did not want to put anyone to death; He just wanted to keep His people from defiling themselves.

Even if the animal is not physically hurt and even if the animal seems to want to please the zoophile, it is nevertheless a violent act and is no different from an adult abusing a human child in the same way.

If we don't stand against these morally violent acts and attempts to sanitize them such as Peter Singer's, we will surely shoot ourselves in our collective foot. It is time to stop sanitizing all moral and physical violence in our society.