Humans view the world through the lens of species superiority. According to this worldview, no animal’s life is worth a human’s. Nor are multiple animals’ lives worth a single human life.
Logically, there must be some ceiling on the concept, some point at which an animal population is worth more than a human life. But if such a limit exists, I have yet to find a speciesist to acknowledge it, or even one to suggest what such a limit might be.
Animal Rights advocates believe each sentient life is as valuable as any other sentient life. Species is of no consequence.
Such a position is at odds with most of humanity, all the world’s governments and legal systems, and every major religion.
It makes us the allies of life and the enemies of most people.
Animal Rights advocates are pursuing the most radical changes in human civilization in history. We seek to end the ownership of animals and their subjugation by humans.
The Animal Rights movement is not just some touchy-feely-be-kind-to-animals movement.
The Animal Rights movement threatens the very foundations of human civilization. It undermines the legitimacy every government on Earth. It repudiates every major religion and most minor ones. It dismisses ridiculous human concerns, petty issues, regional rivalries, disputes and jealousies.
Animal Rights requires a total revamp of human values. Of human relationships. Of human loyalties and human conduct.
It means rejecting religion, law, and government as we know them.
The difference between Animal Rights activists and the overwhelming majority of humans is so profound that it is almost akin to being members of separate species.
Only from that perspective can we see the horrors that humans engage in with alacrity and indifference.
Animal Rights can never be achieved through gradualism or appealing to human ethics and senses of morality and justice.
For Animal Rights to succeed, the systems of law and economics must be destroyed. Every legal system permits animal ownership as a basic property right of people and businesses. Almost all animal cruelty, exploitation, torture, and murder is committed in pursuit of profit.
Governments protect those who torture and exploit animals, religions condone the horrors, capitalism encourages and rewards animal murder.
Animal Rights cannot exist under capitalism. We may succeed in winning minor victories on animal welfare and protection issues, but the Animal Holocaust is a multi-billion dollar industry. It would be a political impossibility to end capitalism at the ballot box.
The status quo is the enemy. Change and chaos would be far more helpful to animals than allowing the system to continue the genocide unchallenged.
The animal movement should cast the dice for vigilantism and revolution.
It is the only chance the animals have.
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