Pope Francis, in speaking to a joint session of Congress, called for the end of the death penalty.
The death penalty claims a hundred or so criminals per year. It is an outrageous exercise of state power, and no civilized society should be a party to it.
But it is a ridiculous concern when compared to the number of animals who are victims of the death penalty every minute of every day.
Fifty thousand animals were murdered in the time it took you to read this far. One hundred thousand of you are a slow reader.
Innocent creatures who have harmed no one. Broken no laws. Bred and raised and enslaved and tortured and murdered. Sixty billion every year. Creatures who wished to live every bit as strongly as do you or I. Creatures who had families. Creatures who had emotions, feelings, who were afraid to die, who wanted to live, who experienced fear, terror, pain, suffering and death at the hands of people protected by the state.
Calling for an end to the death penalty for human criminals is a joke.
We should be calling for its widespread implementation.
Every suit in Big Ag, every board member of the slaughter industries, every banker who finances the carnage, every factory farm employee, every grunt with a captive bolt gun or a knife, every driver, every packer, every warehouseman, everyone in the chain of slaughter, should be subjected to the same fate they inflict upon innocent animals.
When animals stop dying at the hands of uncaring people I will be happy to add my voice to protect murderers who are dying at the hands of government.
Don’t hold your breath.
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