Apparently MP Joe Comartin has been given divine inspiration on the issue:
Joe Comartin concurred saying his decision was based on “the very underpinnings of Christian tradition. “You ask yourself that age-old question, what would Christ do?” he told Maclean’s. “What my faith taught me was his Christ’s love for humanity was an absolute fundamental, in many respects overriding all other considerations.
Wow. So who needs Pope Benedict?
Oh, yeah. And on the subject of protected rights...
And if we do incorporate “speciesism” into the curriculum, will Stephen Harper have to attend every major fall fair and ploughing match in Canada?
I mean, let's face it. He clearly favours cats.