> orgiastic animal objectification / orgiastic speciesism
The case of the Ortolan bunting, Hortulan … :
Is it about extinction or barbarism? The pitfall of conservation rhetorics is that it openly maintains a crucial gap in ethics that needs to be factored in and be addressed in jurisdictional terms https://smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ortolans-birds-enjoyed-french-delicacy-are-being-eaten-extinction-180972272/ [accessed 07/19/2023] #antispe
Otherwise there is no possibility to avoid human inability to self-regulate. The theoretically implicit message that: „as long as a quantity of you exists that is big enough … we’ll let the oral spectacle of torture simply proceed“ is a virtual technocratical kafkaism …
Thus, an animal rights issue degenerates into a rather logistical problem of population numbers. Since we have so far only a speciesist homocentric understanding of law, the treatment of the bird as a „thing“ is part of the pseudo-ecological zoological-biological point of view.
A solution compatible with animal rights is a political solution through a more reasonable EU-wide bird protection, which does not only protect the „species“ as the sum of its parts, but the bird itself, etc. Basics should also be possible to be formulated in already existing legal terms in these cases.
See also: Segregative approaches > https://www.simorgh.de/objects/segregative-approaches/ and Environment and Nonhuman Animals > https://tierrechtsethik.de/environment-and-nonhuman-animals/