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  1. Oct 2019
    1. They call everyone who opposes their business an “animal rights extremist” as if that implies that we are all wrong and do not know what we are talking about. In reality, the concerns of the animal rights movement are supported by scientists who have studied these animals in the wild for decades and recognise the severe impacts captivity has on them.


    2. non-human persons with rights to life, freedom and non-interference.


    3. a species that is intelligent, socially complex and emotionally sophisticated

      Good quote

    4. have individual dialects and are highly social and hierarchical animals who pass down their knowledge from generation to generation

      Example of personhood

    5. Self-awareness

      Example of personhood

    6. social behaviour indicate that they indeed possess emotions

      Example of personhood

    7. a person is someone who is self-aware and intelligent, has a consciousness, thoughts and feelings, an ability to solve complex problems, and is able to initiate actions on his or her own volition.

      Definition of what's required to be considered a person.

    8. ‘non-human personhood‘.


    1. Now the online hunt to reveal extremists has raised concerns about unintended consequences, or even collateral damage. A few individuals have been misidentified

      This really is something that worries me. Innocent people can be hurt because of some people wanting to play vigilante. And even if they were guilty of whatever, would publicly shaming do anything other them reinforcing their convictions? I think their are a lot of better ways to handle this.

    2. she had posted that morning a picture of a man she thought was a white-pride agitator.

      This is really disturbing because what if he was just a regular guy? He might get fired, loose family, loose friends, etc. all over one person who "thought" he looked like a racist? That's beyond simple thinking, it's dangerous thinking.

    1. Lantagne notes that if memes are considered a form of communication, they are also subject to the limits placed on speech including the rights of others to privacy.

      This is really interesting because I do consider memes a form of communication but I wouldn't have thought that would entitle them to the same protections of privacy. I'm not saying I don't agree, I just wouldn't have thought of that.

    2. Richard Dawkins is credited as having coined the term in The Selfish Gene (1976).

      This actually really surprises me as I didn't think that memes were around until like five years ago.

    1. “It felt like, honestly, being in a movie, and [my boyfriend and I] were the two best friends.”

      Seriously? Asking her to move, then ease dropping on everything they said and did. That's what she thinks a best friend is? SMH

    2. Blair’s speculation about what happened when the pair simultaneously got up to use the restroom (and Holden’s cheeky comment that “a gentleman never tells” when asked about it).

      When he says a gentlemen never tells, he basically told everyone that they did have sex, or he led everyone on to believe that they did.

    1. It’s not enough to check the stuff that is suspicious: if you apply your investigations selectively, you’ve already lost the battle.

      I think this is really good advice to follow. I'll admit I don't question the information I'm reading as much if it's something I agree with or doesn't sound completely made up. It's important to check everything, regardless of if you agree with it, where it's coming from, and what the message is.

    1. black identity extremists

      I was really surprised that the FBI would be keeping tabs on activists and call them "black identity extremists." This was something I would expect from the gov't in the 1960's during the Black Panthers, but not today.