They don’t love them quite enough to stop eating them. Or to stop wearing them.
The animals certainly welcome whatever things people do for them, as the great majority do not do anything for animals.
So one who rescues a dog but eats a calf is still better then someone who does nothing for a dog in need and who still eats a calf.
But this blog is not aimed at casual animal rescuers or half-hearted animal activists.
Most animal activists are not vegans. Most aren’t even vegetarians. Most are people who love animals, but animals are not the most important things in their lives. Religion, politics, family, personal interests come first.
This blog is not for them.
This blog is for the animal activist who is the backbone of the movement, the activist who values animals above politics, religion, public opinion, and personal convenience.
This blog is for my heroes. People who dedicate themselves to animals, who give selflessly to help them, those who wish to end the Animal Holocaust, to change the world, and who would give their lives to do so.
Anyone else reading this blog will no doubt be offended in some way.
If animals are not your top priority, whatever is your top priority will likely be the subject of derision here. And you will likely be offended. No malice intended. But not a single apology, either.
Animals are my priority. They haven’t always been. I wasn’t always a radical animal activist. No one is born vegan or born a radical. We learn. We throw off prejudice, ignorance, and superstition as we realize what is important in our lives. My primary concern is now empathy and compassion. Ending the horrors that humans inflict upon animals is my life’s work.It is my highest priority. More important than anything else in my life. I hope it is yours as well.
If not, this blog will offend you.
This blog’s mission is to radicalize the animal movement. That means brutal honesty about what we have been doing. About what works. About what doesn’t. About what we must do to help the animals. About all the things we do that don’t help the animals. About the priorities many animal activists have that are actually hurting animals and hurting our chances of helping them.
The three biggest enemies of animals are the law, religion, and capitalism.
The law allows people to own animals. It considers them property. No different than owning a brick, a shovel, or a door. The law evolved to prevent people from owning people. Changing the law to ban animal ownership is critical to ending most all animal exploitation, cruelty, and murder. As it stands, it is legal to kill your own property if you are going to consume it. It is that legal concept which allows businesses to own factory farms, feed lots, and slaughterhouses.
Humans murder 60 billion animals in slaughterhouses every year. They murder another two and a half trillion sea creatures in factory ships, seine nets, dredging, traps, and long lines.
Most of the human race is complicit in the horrors. Those who consume animal flesh or wear their skins in effect hire others to do their killing. Most people think consuming animals is their due, because most people believe in the biblical concept of dominion: that god gave animals to people to do as they wish to them.
This pernicious and ubiquitous evil is the primary obstacle we face in recruiting vegans.
Meeting the demand for animal corpses, and creating new and greater demand, is the engine of capitalism. Almost all animal cruelty and death is in the pursuit of profits by businesses and businessmen.
Apologists for capitalism are political conservatives. All Republicans and many Democrats are cheerleaders for the slaughter industries and Big Agriculture.
Conservatives are the enemies of animals. They believe private property and profits are sacred. And far more important than mere animals.
There are over five hundred articles on this blog dealing with politics, religion, capitalism, and animal rights. There are another 500 articles on my Facebook profile. Readers are urged to browse and explore them, and to share any they find worthwhile.
But, be forewarned! If you subscribe to an organized religion you will most assuredly be offended. Christian? Jew? Muslim? Hindu? Offended.
If you are a political conservative you will definitely be offended. Republican? Tory? Offended.
If you think we can achieve animal rights by being good citizens and working within the system, you will be offended.
In fact if you are not a revolutionary socialist you will probably be offended.
Do you care more about your lifestyle than you do about the animals? Do you care what others think of you? Are you sensitive to public opinion? Family pressures? Offended. Offended. Offended.
This blog is not for the timid or the fainthearted.
It is for animal warriors. For animal radicals. For my comrades in arms.
It is for my heroes: those who are the future of the Animal Rights movement.
Here is the test: Would you lay down your life to end the Animal Holocaust?
If you answered “Yes,” this blog is for you. You are my hero. You are my comrade!
You are the Animal Rights movement!
• I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.
If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.
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