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Plant rights, Swiss sense of humor ?

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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 02:54 PM
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Plant rights, Swiss sense of humor ?


online.wsj.com

In April, the team published a 22-page treatise on "the moral consideration of plants for their own sake." It stated that vegetation has an inherent value and that it is immoral to arbitrarily harm plants by, say, "decapitation of wildflowers at the roadside without rational reason."

On the question of genetic modification, most of the panel argued that the dignity of plants could be safeguarded "as long as their independence, i.e., reproductive ability and adaptive ability, are ensured."
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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 02:54 PM
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Don't got much comments myself, for me it's just one more piece of proof that it is a crazy world we are living in!


It also begs an obvious, if unrelated question: For a carrot, is there a more mortifying fate than being peeled, chopped and dropped into boiling water?

"Where does it stop?" asks Yves Poirier, a molecular biologist at the laboratory of plant biotechnology at the University of Lausanne. "Should we now defend the dignity of microbes and viruses?"



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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:18 PM
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Oh, crap! First there were the fur-hating, tofu-loving, my-dad-is-a-fish-killer pamphlet distributing PETA losers, now there's this tofu-protectors who're sure to turn out into plant fanatics.
I thought stupidity like this existed only in the US, England or Spain. It seems it is spreading at a time when the world has far more important problems.

No wonder I'm all for the global economic meltdown.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:35 PM
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Not at all. I think he just shows another approach to respect nature on smaller scale, considering individual plants and not nature as a whole. Just like me writing you, but affecting everybody comming across this thread. A bit more consideration towards anybody and anything is what could solve this crisis you think is so much more important than nature.

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[edit on 28-10-2008 by Benarius]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:38 PM
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Although I agree there is no need to start decapitating plants by the roadside, as it puts, unless there is some reason to be doing it. You’re spoiling days/weeks of growth for no reason at all.

But crops that are to be dug up, prepared and eaten, well that’s just life!

[edit on 28-10-2008 by fill0000]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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I motion that the Swiss be banned from making any more Army Knives as they can be used to do needless harm to plants on various roadsides.

Additionally, the cork screw is used to uncap wine bottles which are made from the harvesting of helpless plants that have no recourse of their own self defense nor have ever signed any treaties allowing for the harvesting of their young

The Swiss Army Knife is a clear threat to plant life and has been distributed worldwide.

I propose sanctions and a trade blockade of the swiss do not comply



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:48 PM
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Animal rights...Plant rights...Where's our food gonna come from? Synthesized proteins....HELLO MATRIX!



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:54 PM
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Hmmm freeking hilarious if you ask me.. everyday humans are loosing more and more of their inhernt rights to live and now the plants get a bill to be protected ?
I want a bill passed that says no one has the right to take away my way of life and that of my fellow man....dont see that happening anytime soon



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man
Animal rights...Plant rights...Where's our food gonna come from? Synthesized proteins....HELLO MATRIX!


You put mr reeves in my bed with that leather outfit and your on...
Okay this is to kill the one liner rule



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