My articles frequently address the need for the animal movement to recognize that it is a part of the political left, and that the enemies of animals are also the enemies of the poor, the oppressed, the environment, people of color, women, and the LGBT community, among many others.
Those enemies are capitalism, our legal systems, and the religions which justify oppression, bigotry, and exploitation.
All too frequently, our leftist allies are as indifferent to animal suffering as are the people who enslave and murder them.
And also frequently, our leftist allies are hostile to animal activists. Some feminists and people of color consider our efforts on behalf of animals to be dismissive of their own issues, and some even think we are denigrating them by caring about animals. It seems to be human nature for the abused to abuse those weaker than themselves.
Even so, all those impediments to solidarity and cooperation must be dismissed in face of the mutual enemies we are fighting.
The success of the political left is the only hope for animals, the only possibility of ending the Animal Holocaust.
And that is because socialist societies value the common good over private profits and individual benefits. Such priorities will militate for an end to animal agriculture to preserve the environment.
Global warming is threatening our very existence as a species. Capitalism is oblivious to the problem. Capitalism has caused it, denies it, and continues to push humanity to the brink in the name of profits and “freedom.”
Only centralized economic planning can operate to end the ongoing capitalist assault on the environment and the future of mankind.
That animals will benefit greatly should be the driving force for the animal movement to be part of socialist revolutions around the world.