Animal Extremist Lexicon: Rape


What’s in a Word?

Rape: The legal definition of rape is unlawful sexual intercourse, or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, other body part or foreign object without the consent of the victim. Notice in particular the term “person” as it pertains to a human being according to the law.

The definition of rape according to the animal extremist lexicon is the “unlawful penetration of the vagina, anus, teats or mouth of an animal, with or without force, by a foreign object, or body part without the consent of the ‘animal.’” If animal extremists get their way and animals gain “personhood” it may affirm this definition.

What this means in layman’s terms is that your veterinarian (or you) would not be able to give your pet or livestock any medication, take their temperature, spay or neuter, do artificial insemination, cesarean section, rectal palpation or ultrasound for pregnancy checks, palpate for colic to determine if surgery is plausible, give injections, boluses, or deworm. In short, all normal, standard, and best veterinary practices would become rape if animal extremists have their way.