|Martin Clunes joins the growing list of celebrities that thought Animal Rights would not touch them so long as they helped their cause.|
Soft Animal-Rights is all around us. In most cases, it is a cynical form of virtue signalling. Celebrities and people in the animal world are lured by it. The idea is that if you give some ground to ideologists (as opposed to just sticking with progressive science-based animal welfare) they will either leave you alone or help bolster your public image. The problem is that AR ideology is an unavoidably extremist cause and once you step into it you will find that is very hard to justify half-measures. Furthermore, you will find yourself in a crazy reality that you helped foster.