What if special lines aren’t definite? If legally only humans get recognized as persons at what point do we decide who gets counted as human? It seems so self evident, but a lot of things seem self-evident at first. I don’t think that the body is a reliable site for placing beings into humanity or animality.
G-Force, war, and capital August 10, 2009
G-Force is Disney’s latest misanthropomorphic movie about secret agent guinea pigs who are not only bipedal, but rational, English-speaking companion animals, bearing arms in protection of the nation just like the rest of us American mammals.
That is how Los starts out the latest post over at hudsonvalleyvegan.
The post covers a lot of topics, but a quick rundown:
- G-force will cause a lot of guinea pigs to be abandoned.
- The movie depends on misanthropomorphism (creating fictional similarities and ignoring real ones).
- Animal usage and war have been connected for a long time.
I found it a fantastic read, and it seemed to focus on a lot of things I had been thinking about lately.