August 2, 2016
My NEW Taki’s column: Could the Last Lion Please Turn Out the Lights?
I can’t see how the comments could possibly be “JOOOOO!!!!”-y, but I’m prepared to be surprised:
I’m unmoved by the right-wing bumpkinry that mocks antivivisectionism, vegetarianism, or veganism as a violation of some imaginary Constitutional amendment. Yes, historically such concerns originated with the Fabian socialists and their ilk, and while they were undoubtedly repellent, the most annoying thing about them was—well, look around you, son:
Pro- and anti-zoo factions have always been around. Sometimes they’re even the same people. And the arc (or in this case, Ark) of history is now bowing toward the antis. (Although first we’ll see a major city—perhaps one in Europe, perhaps San Francisco—outlaw pets.)