I agree with a lot that he has to say about animal welfare. He's the only public spotlight person who's ever made me stop, think, and seriously consider vegetarianism, even trying it out for a period (but I'm very weak).
I agree with him that Halal and Kosher is pretty cruel. But then so is any kind of animal slaughter. At least he's not a hypocrite on the issue and practices what he preaches.
He does seem more and more confused as he gets older and for someone who was so touchy about humanity, being nice to each other humans and animals alike, and for someone who was so troubled in his younger years he seems to have no reservation in 'playing the person, not the ball' in his attacks on people such as Diane Abbot.
Of course, he also stated that the Nazis were left wing...the old "they were Socialists because they had Socialism in their name" position. So I'm now also beginning to question his grasp of logic and fact.
On the whole though. Someone I'm always keen to listen to for better or for worse.
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