Is the Animal Movement Worth $3 to You?

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The major animal rights and animal protection organizations are fund raising machines.

They have to be, because they must meet million dollar payrolls and pay their fund raisers.

Little is left over for the animals.

Were all that money to be placed in the hands of rescues and activists, millions more animals could be saved.

The problem with the animal movement is that it is rudderless. There are no leaders, only heads of competing organizations and balkanized interests.

Not only is there no cohesiveness in the movement, there is nothing close to universal goals or agreement as to what we are trying to accomplish.

Most activists in the animal movement are rescuers of domestic companion animals. A most worthy pursuit, but one that ignores most of the victims of human cruelty.

Animals trapped in the food system comprise over 99% of the victims of human cruelty, but they are almost entirely ignored by the animal movement. For those 60 billion animals tortured and murdered each year it is as if the animal movement does not even exist.

The Animal Holocaust claims not only the 60 BILLION animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, but 2500 BILLION (2.5 trillion) sea creatures that die in factory ships, in seine nets, on long lines, and in ship holds.

The animal movement has been a complete and utter failure using any standard one wishes to apply.

All the animals saved by animal activists over the past 50 years are fewer than the number of animals who will be murdered in slaughterhouses in the next 8 hours.

That sobering fact should make every animal activist and every animal lover to question what we are doing as a movement.

The most hardcore animal advocates have been militating for veganism. Those of us who are vegan have been recruiting to grow our numbers and to bring aboard all who care about animals.

The problem is that we are losing. The animals are losing. Carnists are being born much faster than we can recruit vegans. Mathematically, the animal movement is doomed. Animal exploitation, slavery, torture, and murder, are guaranteed to continue and grow so long as we continue to as we have been.

The animals’ biggest enemy is capitalism. Capitalism encourages and rewards animal exploitation and animal murder. Most of the victims of human cruelty are animals trapped in the food system. Animals that are bred to be murdered. Bred to be sold, bred to have their corpses consumed as food or as clothing.

All governments, all legal systems, all major religions, and most minor ones, condone, excuse, protect and encourage the barbarism that is animal agriculture.

The animals need a new paradigm. We animal activists need to re-evaluate our goals, strategies, and objectives.

We need to consider direct action, vigilantism, revolt, and revolution.

We must overthrow the capitalist system which makes the Animal Holocaust possible.

We must bring down governments which protect the slaughter industries.

We must plan on revolution, chaos, and insurrection.

There is no voice for such action anywhere in the animal movement.

No organizations, no celebrities, no pundits, no blogs are calling for the radicalization of the animal movement.

Except for one..

Armory of the Revolution is the only voice for animal advocacy and socialist revolution.

Why socialist revolution?

Because socialism saves animal lives. Not on purpose, but as a consequence of socialist economics.

Socialist societies murder and consume half the animals per capita as do capitalist societies.

Were the entire world socialist, 30 BILLION animal each year would be saved from slavery, torture, and murder.

Only one blog in the world is dedicated to animal liberation and the defeat of capitalism.

Armory of the Revolution!

You can help accelerate the revolution, You can help radicalize the animal movement. You can make a difference in the future of the animal movement.

You can change the course of the animal movement.

You can ignite the revolution!

Please join me in our efforts to radicalize the animal movement.

And it starts on this blog!

Can you kick in $3 each month so we can advertise? Can you share our articles with Facebook friends? Can you email articles to your contacts? Twitter our work?

Can you help us grow?

3 dollars

Just $3 per month will allow us to grow, to spread the word, to recruit, educate, and energize activists.

Please help us radicalize the animal movement!

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Author’s Notes:

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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You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

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5 thoughts on “Is the Animal Movement Worth $3 to You?

  1. “Carnists are being born much faster than we can recruit vegans. Mathematically, the animal movement is doomed. Animal exploitation, slavery, torture, and murder, are guaranteed to continue and grow so long as we continue to as we have been.

    The animals’ biggest enemy is capitalism. Capitalism encourages and rewards animal exploitation and animal murder. Most of the victims of human cruelty are animals trapped in the food system. Animals that are bred to be murdered. Bred to be sold, bred to have their corpses consumed as food or as clothing.

    All governments, all legal systems, all major religions, and most minor ones, condone, excuse, protect and encourage the barbarism that is animal agriculture.”

    Given these facts, it’s hard for me to imagine that anything except the end of the human race (or at least a massive reduction in our numbers) is going to actually accomplish our goals.

    We may make some progress and inroads into more “humane” treatment of animals, but as long as there are humans who will profit from animal exploitation, I fear the exploitation will always exist somewhere, somehow.

    The fact that there even needs to be a “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” or a “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” in the first place says volumes about human nature. Why don’t humans just behave ethically? Why can’t humans just not be cruel to animals?

    I fear that until this apparent inherent characteristic is understood and overcome, anything we can do will only result in less than ideal circumstances for the animals.

    I fear that animal exploitation will continue on as long as the human race is around. Humans can’t even be humane towards each other and their own species. Despite some progress, genocide, wars, & racism continue to this day.

    Even if our actions as animal advocates result in some positive changes for the animals, human nature doesn’t leave me with much hope for substantial progress for the animals while humans still exist.

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    • You have eloquently defined the problem. It is us. Human extinction may absolve us of the responsibility to act, but that is a long way off. The next best thing for the animals, short of the disappearance of humans, is to fundamentally change human society. The establishment of socialism around the world would mean a drastic reduction in the amount of animal enslavement, torture, and murder. Not because socialism is disposed toward animal rights, or even animal welfare, but because a reduction in animals murder is a by-product of socialist economics. Socialist societies murder and consume half the animals per capita as do capitalist societies. Were socialism to be adopted around the world, the current 60 billion victims of slaughterhouses would drop to 30 billion. To put that into perspective, the worldwide animal movement saves about a million animals each year. Socialism would save 30,000 TIMES THAT NUMBER, each year!

      If this information were known to most animal activists, the animal movement would become a revolutionary socialist movement overnight.

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      • I agree with you, Roland, and I’m not going to stop working as an activist to make this a more humane world for the animals just because of the bigger picture.

        How do you suggest that the information about how socialism can reduce cruelty to animals reach more activists?

        My concern is the vegans out there who won’t support ANY changes unless they equate to complete & 100% veganism. They actually put down and disparage things that do help to create change for the animals, but it’s not enough in their eyes.

        I fear that even if we could somehow create a socialist world, those vegans would focus on the 30 billion animal victims left, instead of the 30 billion saved.

        I agree that the 30 billion victims definitely should remain in our focus and not be forgotten…but based on many years of observing the behavior of “angry abolitionist vegans”, I sadly feel this subset of the vegan population would actually turn into our enemy, as they won’t support any change that still allows animals to suffer at human hands.

        Even worse is that things would be taken even one step further, in that these vegans tend to loudly disparage any improvement for animals that isn’t complete abolition. They aren’t open to any “steps” towards that…it has to be all or nothing.

        Meatless Monday saving just a few or socialism leading to 30 billion saved…it’s the same difference to them.

        Even if we could get the word out in the activist community about how many animals socialism can save, many hard core vegan activists are not only not going to support that idea, they will go even further and attack it. We’ll not only have society and capitalists to fight, we’ll have “all or nothing” vegans to fight, as well.

        I’m not saying these vegans aren’t correct in their values, because I believe they are. I agree this should be a world where no animal is harmed by humans. As admirable as those values are, however, in the real world, and if we want to actually see changes for the animals, those values unfortunately have to bend to allow for the intermediate steps between all or nothing.

        One of my favorite quotes is a Little Richard song, “A Little Bit of Something Beats a Whole Lotta Nothing”. But I seem to find that that mindset makes me a reject in the much of the larger vegan community.

        I’m currently taking a class on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and in one of the handouts on how to be effective, it states:
        “Do what is needed for the situation you are in – not the situation you wish you were in; not the one that is fair; not the one that is more comfortable.”

        My experience has shown me that too many vegans and activists aren’t willing to do that…worse, they go even further and attack anything that doesn’t fall into the category of the “situation they wish they were in”.

        So, Roland…if I could ask, if we can get the word out to the activist community, how will we then get these vegans to support the idea, but also keep these vegans from attacking the idea of socialism?
        How would get them to support the idea knowing that 30 billion animals would still be victims? How would we sway them to be pragmatic in order to help to save the other 30 billion?

        Please know I agree with you, and I’m hoping I’m not coming across as being argumentative…I’m just trying to be pragmatic and wondering how things can progress when many of those in our very own community will not only not support socialism, they will attack it because it doesn’t lead to 100% abolition?

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      • The so called “abolitionist” vegans are more destructive to the animal movement than are the lobbyists for Big
        Agriculture. Fortunately, they are a tiny fraction of both vegans and the larger animal movement.

        Below are links to articles I have authored on the “abolitionists” and their primary disciple, Gary Francione:

        Gary Francione, Darling of the Slaughter Industries
        Gary Francione is More Dangerous to Animals Than The Department of Agriculture, The Safari Club, and the Republicans Combined
        The Clueless Abolitionists
        https://armoryoftherevolution.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/abolitionists-dont-know-the-meaning-of-the-word/
        If You Aren’t Working Toward A Socialist Revolution, You Aren’t Working For Animal Rights

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    • I fear humans will never stop exploiting animals. They are in demand for money gain! People do not understand what is happening to the animals which will eventually affect their own lives and generations to come. Where is the humanity and compassion. I come across arrogant people who think anything to do with animal topics that educate them, get “turned off” and do not care. It is trickling up and down in all aspects of a decaying society.. I am learning a lot. Thank you.

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