Instead, they delude themselves into thinking that Beyond Meat, faux fur, tofurkey, etc, are proof that capitalism can benefit animals.
The driving force behind capitalism is greed. Capitalism only alleviates suffering if there is money to be made in doing so. Capitalism rewards the exploitation of both people and animals exponentially more than it rewards not exploiting them.
Efficiency in slaughtering animals is rewarded by greater profits for reducing the costs of producing meat. There are no rewards or incentives for more humane treatment of those doomed animals, as such humane treatment increases costs. That is precisely why Big Ag opposes reducing the speed of slaughterlines, even though fast lines mean one in every twelve calves is still alive and conscious when their legs are chainsawed off.
Attempts to legislate or enforce more humane treatment are fought by industry lobbyists by bribes to candidates and Members of Congress.
Only a socialist system, where no profit incentive for cruelty would exist, offers any hope to the thousands of billions of animals yet to be murdered by capitalists.
We are witness to an Animal Holocaust that is almost beyond comprehension. A billion animals per week die in slaughterhouses. TRILLIONS more die in the holds of factory ships, in laboratories, in nets, and millions are strangled, shot, trapped, bludgeoned, stabbed, poisoned and electrocuted.
Almost all of those are killed for profit.
Capitalism rewards cruelty and death. Businesses make money from animals. Meat, eggs, dairy, fur, leather, and animal entertainment (circuses, zoos, rodeos, aquatic parks, horse racing, dog racing, canned hunting), as well as breeding domestic animals, the exotic pet trade, vivisection, etc.
The goal of the Animal Rights movement is to end the Animal Holocaust. A goal none of us will live to see occur. An end to animal agriculture would be required: an end to slaughter. Such an achievement is a hundred years away, if not centuries. And even then it can only be accomplished if we rid the world of the economic system which rewards and encourages the exploitation of animals: capitalism,
In the short term, we may succeed in stopping whaling, sealing, banning puppy mills, kill shelters, horse slaughter, elephant and rhino poaching, etc, but unless we dismantle capitalism, 99% of animal cruelty, exploitation, and murder will continue unabated.
I urge, I beg, my conservative friends and acquaintances to examine what is important to them.
Taxes? Guns? Border walls? Are these more important to you than animals? Really?
You may love animals. You may rescue and foster. You may oppose trophy hunting and horse slaughter. You may oppose cruelty in slaughterhouses and on factory farms.
But the people who you vote for DO NOT!
It’s time to take a hard look at who you are. At what you believe. At what you value. At what is important.
And what you stand for.
If you stand for the animals, you cannot support capitalism.
Simple as that.
Apologists of capitalism would have you believe that it can be controlled. That it can change. That is can be channeled to end cruelty and protect the environment.
Capitalism is the enemy of animals and the enemy of our planet.
It is ultimately the enemy of humanity.
You cannot be an animal activist or an environmentalist and still be a capitalist. You probably think you can be, but you delude yourself and add to animal exploitation and death, add to environmental destruction.
Capitalism is the greatest evil ever visited upon the planet. It has claimed more victims than all wars, all tragedies, all human endeavor combined.
It is time to declare your allegiance. Time to take a stand. Time to grow a pair. Time to commit to revolution.
Time to put animals ahead of your petty, selfish, ridiculous issues.
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