You can continue to attempt to adopt a tone of moral superiority. My objection had nothing to do with the treatment of animals--my objection was to your slighting remark about the United States.
OK, if you consider my concern for animal welfare to be one of "moral superiority", well so be it.
But, as a participant of A2K threads, I'm allowed
to express my opinion on such things, yes?
Same as you are allowed to have your opinions on whatever subjects, Setanta.
We are here to discuss issues that we have opinions about.
Animal welfare is a subject I have very strong views about.
If you don't like that, then too bad!
I suggest that, when you use terms like:
(my) tone of hysterical hyperbole
...your constant attempts to robe yourself in moral glory ..
That you are talking complete & utter rubbish ....
The obvious implication is that you don't consider the United States to be civilized. It is perfectly reasonable to object to such an hysterical accusation.
No more "civilized" (in terms of some aspects of animal welfare) than my own country (Australia) is, in continuing with the live cattle export trade. As I would have thought would be perfectly clear by now.
Why do you continue to carry on with the nonsense that I've suggested that the US is any worse than any other country in its treatment of animals? I have said no such thing.
Why do you persist in seeing my concerns about "private zoos" in some states of the US as some anti-US statement & not an animal welfare
I would not be posting my views the subject at all if not for the news reports & this thread today.
If it was not your intention to imply that, then i advise you to write more careful, to give some consideration to the implications of what you write before you post it.
Actually, Setanta, I did write pretty carefully.
It was your subjective
reading of my posts that has been the problem here.
You seem to think that the point of my posts was to attack the US.
You are completely wrong.
And you have been pretty offensive in your wrongful assessment & your responses to what you imagine