Liegong, welcome to D&DH.
You missed a couple Cass quotes, thought I'd add them:
1) "Extensive regulation of the use of animals."
That ought to make hunting, ranching, research and farming etc real easy for us.
2) To copy your quote Liegong, and extend it in more context:
It was in a 2004 book that Sunstein co-edited- noting a plan to give animals the legal "right" to file lawsuits.:
"Animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives, to prevent violations of current law Any animals that are entitled to bring suit would be represented by human counsel, who would owe guardian like obligations and make decisions, subject to those obligations, on their clients' behalf."
I believe if a current law is broken (towards an animal), a person should be held accountable to that law, but not by an animal or someone who is out to make a few million in a wasteful lawsuit posing as counsel. ... I suppose the guardian can read the animals mind?? Geez, I hope my neighbor doesn't sue me because I pushed his dog away from my kid.
3) Sunstein delivered a keynote speech at Harvard University's 2007 "Facing Animals" conference. (Keep in mind that as OIRA Administrator, Sunstein will have the political authority to implement a massive federal government overhaul):
"We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn't a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It's time now."
That is in context... So I suppose he changed his mind in July with his letter you stated he wrote to Saxby Chamblis. Hmmm, me thinks he wanted the nomination. But that is cynical thinking on my part... people don't lie to get what they want. [;)]
4) Sunstein also argued in favor of "eliminating current practices such as greyhound racing, cosmetic testing, and meat eating, most controversially."
Wow, stop eating meat... Something tells me that won't happen!
So those are more his quotes to. I actually watched a video of him giving this speach (BORING!) and saw it in context.
Since we picked up some quotes, here are some of my favorite quotes from another source:
Genesis 1:24-26 (New International Version)
24 And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so.
25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
3 Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me
Sounds pretty cut and dry to me. Hey by the way, this book is still available in stores near you.
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