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April 13, 2018 - GruntVegan

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Christopher Hitchens on Animal Rights, and Human Ecological Arrogance

Christopher Hitchens on Animal Rights, and Human Ecological Arrogance

The poet Campbell McGrath captured the growing human awareness that we are not the centre of the universe or dominant over our environment, but rather part of an enormously complicated and interconnected ecosystem.

In his tribute to Jane Goodall, he wrote:

What makes us human
makes us fellow creatures,
creeping things, fauna of a fragile terrestrial biosphere,
neither more nor less. All lives are consequential…

Christopher Hitchens' (April 23, 1949–December 15, 2011) embraces this humbling awareness in his introduction to a 2010 edition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which was later included in Hitchens’s posthumously published essay collection Arguably.

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