The same government which stripped from unborn human children the right to life and permits destructive research on human embryos, has put forward legislation to grant great apes the rights to life, freedom and to not being tortured.
Environment Minister Cristina Narbona, protested that the government was not giving apes human rights.
“We are not talking about granting human rights to great apes,’ but about ‘protecting (their) habitat, avoiding their ill-treatment and their use in various circus activities,” she explained.
The legislation would prohibit the ‘enslaving’ of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos.
The idea of “human” rights for great apes is possibly a stab at what secularists regard as “retrograde” Christian ideas about the hierarchical nature of creation with man, as the image of God, at the top.
Currently, the birth rate in Spain stands among the lowest in Europe.
A recent article appearing in the UK political magazine, the Spectator, suggested that a culturally and historically European Spain will soon find itself contracepted and aborted out of existence.
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[ Deutsche Presse-Agentur; By John-Henry Westen and Hilary White, April 26, 2006 LifeSiteNews.com]