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Question: Are you a radical?

Gervais:    Yeah, yeah.  It’s a tough one.  And, of course, you know, there’s a big difference between saving someone’s life and just getting… getting the right mascara.  Of course, there’s no doubt about that.  There’s a big difference.  But… I mean, it’s more fundamental in that.  There’re still… There’re still blood spots in the world.  Bull fighting… Really?  Really?  You want to see an animal [stab] to death for your pleasure?  You really… You really get off on that, do you?  I cheer when a [terrier dog] gets gored to death.  I love it.  You [should’ve gone] in there, you know.  It’s not a fair fight.  People shooting for pleasure.  There’re people wearing fur of endangered… I don’t know what to do with them.  I don’t know what to fucking do with them.  Just think, why you’re doing it?  Why’d you need that?  Crazy.  It’s just crazy.  I say, I’m going to crack a few heads.  But anyway…

 

Ricky Gervais on Animal Rights

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