No, Humans are NOT a Species of Animals
There are some things that you have to be judgmental about. There are some things that decent people will distance themselves from if someone says them because they are so morally appalling.
I have come to a point where I can no longer conscience hearing Humans compared to animals.
To say that Humans are just another species in the animal kingdom is so repugnant, so depraved, so demented that I won’t conscience hearing it.
I just won’t listen to that because every time it’s said and someone doesn’t anathematize the misanthrope that said it, it gives it justification.
To compare Humanity to animals is worse than spouting Nazi ideology by far. To reduce Humans to the level of animals is the first step to the acceptance of Euthanasia, bestiality and other horrors.
It’s become socially acceptable, even chic, to say that. But it’s not OK. It’s just not. It’s really not. And it’s time that someone told the sick people who think that way to STFU.
If you can’t feel compassion for animals just on the basis of them being sentient beings, if you have to go so far as to say “I’m an animal too!” in order to feel their pain, there is something wrong with you.
Straight up, it revolts me every time I see or hear it repeated and I won’t let you appall me anymore. You’re entitled to your depravity and perversity, but I, and the normal majority, are entitled to our right to our dignity and that of Humankind.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel