23 November 2009

Taking the pulse of...

...modern-day Canuckistan...

Let’s start by saying there’s never been a better time to be a Canadian mink, or a seal, or a lab rat. Canadians today are more likely to moralize about the treatment of animals than about the lives of our fellow humans.

Just 22 per cent oppose euthanasia, but 41 per cent condemn medical testing on animals, the survey found. Abortion is considered morally wrong by 22 per cent of Canadians, fewer than the 31 per cent who have moral qualms about wearing fur.

But while four in 10 oppose animal testing, only 17 per cent take issue with researchers using human embryonic stem cells.

As for capital punishment, 53 per cent of Canadians consider it “morally acceptable,” a jump of six percentage points since Reid last asked the question in 2007.
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4 comments:

jwkozak91 said...

That last bit regarding execution intrigued me.

I'm 27 years old. Does this mean I might live to see Paul Bernardo hang?

However - I think Clifford Olsen will escape the executioner through death in prison.

Neo Conservative said...

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"jwkozak91 says... Does this mean I might live to see Paul Bernardo hang?"

don't get your hopes up.

even if the law is changed back... there's no way they'd make it retroactive.

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langmann said...

Regardless of what our betters tell us, Canadians want to see violent offenders punished.

If life meant life, I suspect that the capital punishment favorism would be lower.

Neo Conservative said...

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"langmannn says... If life meant life, I suspect that the capital punishment favorism would be lower."

exactly. invariably all these urban homicides are committed by younger thugs with previous records... a good portion of them out on bail or parole.

and, despite this... there's the liberal-dominated senate holding up tough on crime legislation.

no wonder the people are so cynical & fed up.

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