Kicked out of an Animal Rights Facebook group? Blocked by some AR person because you dared to express a politically incorrect viewpoint?
You may know of whom I speak, or you may have had similar experiences. I recently shared my article, Let’s Start Shooting Those Who Murder Animals to a number of Facebook groups of which I am a member.
An admin at Animal Rights Zone deleted my post. I was advised by private message that it violated their policy of opposing violence.
Most vegans and AR activists oppose violence, especially when inflicted upon the weak and defenseless.
But there are times when violence and force are appropriate.
Self defense. In defense of one’s family. In defense of others. Doctrines condoning violence in such cases exist in human legal systems around the world.
None of those legal systems extend the right to use violence in defense of animals. The very people who should be the most interested in protecting animals are petrified with fear lest they appear to be challenging the politically correct status quo.
Cloaking themselves in the mantra of ahimsa and non-violence, these sunshine soldiers for animals are willing for animals to suffer unimaginable fear, pain, and horrors, so long as they are not confused with those pesky liberationists who would dare to act outside the law.
I would love to question those politically correct drones with several queries: Would you use force to protect your loved ones? Yourself? Your pets? And if so, what makes you, your family, or your pets, more worthy of life and freedom from abuse than any other creature?
It is difficult for many to come to terms with the fact that their efforts on behalf of animals has been a failure.
Sure, we save a few animals here and there. Those fortunate few we do save justify all our efforts. But for the overwhelming majority of animals in the world, it is as though animal activists, and the animal movement itself, does not exist.
Even with all our efforts,160,000,000 animals are murdered every day. Ten thousand per second! The numbers are mind boggling!
All the dogs and cats ever saved by animal activists and rescuers is fewer than the number of creatures who will be killed in slaughterhouses in the next 8 hours!
Pointing out this gruesome statistic is upsetting to many who are invested in continuing on as usual, advocating for veganism or crossposting or interviewing “leaders” of the animal movement. They are oblivious to the truth that what they are doing is almost meaningless in the scheme of things.
For every dog or cat saved by rescuers and animal activists, a million animals are murdered. For every vegan we recruit, several dozen carnists are born.
What we are doing does not work for the simple reason that it cannot work.
To change the odds for animals we must change the system that exploits and murders them.
We must come to terms with the fact that law is the enemy of animals. That something is legal means nothing except that the powers that be wish it to be legal. And if something is legal, it most likely means profits to some interest in power.
The massacre of Native Americans was legal. Slavery was legal. The Nazi Holocaust was legal.
I am unimpressed when something is legal or declared illegal. The Animal Holocaust is legal. Freeing animals trapped in the food system is terrorism. The Animal Enterprises Terrorism Act (AETA) was made law at the direction of Big Ag lobbyists).
Just as I am unimpressed with government trying to stigmatize and control animal activists, I am also unimpressed by those in the animal movement who buy into the government’s propaganda, either out of ignorance or because of cowardice.
Many in the movement are invested in their own self-importance, their influence, their niches and turfs. They are jealous of their influence, their reputations, and credit they feel is their due. Many are part of organizations that run on public support and public funding. They worry their fundraising could be impacted if they seem to be too radical, So they eschew any suggestions that the boat needs to be rocked, that the movement is a failure, that there are other avenues we should be pursuing.
Sorry, but animals are more important to me than your job, your influence, your recognition, or your myopic view of the world.
The simple, unvarnished, unwelcome truth, is that the animals are losing. That the only possible hope they have is the destruction of the political, economic, and legal systems that control us and the animals.
Political correctness be damned! The animals need to be free, to be at peace, to be unafraid, to not be abused, exploited, or murdered.
It is up to us. I hope those with their own agendas will put the animals first.
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