Apr. 4, 2016

The problem with Libertarianism

Animal Cruelty in Costa Rica


CR trumpets its green and peaceful credentials around the world. In reality, it has many problems of pollution and especially of animal cruelty.

There are illegal dog and cock fights. However the law is lightly enforced. Routine cruelty to dogs, turtles (dragged live behind cars), shark finning, bull baiting and beating horses till they can do a silly form of dressage are all routine.

There is a bill before the legislitlature here to outlaw all this, with stiff penalties. It is opposed by the 'Libertarians'. It reveals the utter selfishness and self centered nature of Libertarianism. It always leads to the abuse of the rights and welfare of other beings.