"A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy": What the Gorilla Shooting Debate is Really About
God has created man in His image:
"This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them" -Genesis 5:1-2
Satan mocks God in every which way. And this is just one more way. (Won't work out to good for him in the end- see Revelation 20:10)
Satan and his followers (this world system) likes nothing more to have people believe that there is nothing special about mankind. That we are no different and no better than the animal kingdom because in their view, we are part of the animal kingdom, and dangerous to this world to boot. After all, IF we have evolved from a rock billions of years ago, having magically appearing out of nothingness....who are we to judge?
But God has spoken and God has revealed Himself to this world. His word continues to speak, we are just not listening. - W.E.
You'll find the slogan, "A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy" on the PETA website. Its meaning is really obvious. The variation of the trolley problem has a car headed toward a boy or a pig standing in the road. The driver can only avoid hitting one. Which one takes priority?
The origins of this twisted ethical creed go back to Peter Singer, an ethics expert who has advocated for euthanasia of the elderly and the murder of children born with disabilities. The idea that human life is sacred is "speciesm", which like racism or sexism, is a consciousness of privilege. Human life must be "unsanctified". And who is to say that a gorilla may not in some ways be superior to a 4-year-old child?
These are the ideological underpinnings of the debate. Everything else is a deliberate distraction.