I think he's wrong, because cows aren't treated better than people. Cows are bought and sold, and eventually killed for their beef, leather, and so forth. They are mass-fed in lots, not given their freedom. Sorry, but I don't want to be a cow.
Besides, he's really not trying to make a case for improving the lives of people. Or do you have evidence for his support of laws to give shelter to people? Medical care? What has he done except try to make a tangential complaint about abortion and cattle? I just don't buy his nobility.
We call out politicians on this sort of thing all the time, or on even simple mistakes. And sometimes they get all whiny about it, because it's some sort of blood libel.
edited 5th Jun '11 4:25:31 PM by blueharp