Hundreds of city residents were not thrown out of work in the local foie-gras industry, and thousands of ducks and geese were not subsequently freed to roam Takoma Park’s streets in the wake of the city council’s resolution to ban, . . . er, impose, . . . no, . . . “oppose,” that’s it, oppose the production of foie gras, and instruct, . . . correction, that’s “encourage” city residents not to purchase any. No city grocery stores and gourmet shops were shuttered, their employees were not arrested, nor were they charged with animal cruelty.
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And once again the city council has burnished the resumes of animal rights activists with a meaningless accomplishment. Getting the Takoma Park city council to pass a toothless resolution on animal rights is easier than stealing candy from a baby – it’s more like giving candy to a baby.
Why is Your Gilbert so hard on animal rights activists, or “beastie-borgs” as we affectionately call them? Because we know from experience that they respond like a robot army to any hint of criticism, and we expect the comment section to be flooded with screeds of humorless outrage. This will give the impression that granolapark is widely read and full of lively controversy.
They burnish their resumes, Your Gilbert burnishes his.