Sunday, August 20, 2006

"Outrage" can now be used as justfication for anything

Four animal rights activists were spared jail after a judge heard that the animals they "liberated" from a breeding centre were kept in such appalling conditions that the RSPCA would have prosecuted if it had known.

Judge John Sessions said he did not condone their "vigilantism" but accepted that they had been "outraged" by the conditions they found. My question is, if they were so outraged, then why didn't they call the RSPCA rather than take the law into their own hands?

It has become fashionable in Britain to excuse any form of terrorism as being caused by "outrage". It is bad enough that Britain's journalists tend think like this, but the fact that the judiciary share this warped attitude demonstrates just how far Britain has gone off the rails!