Thought Of The Day. February 23, 2016

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Today’s Thought:

Some animal activists focus their outrage on serial animal killers (hunters) while ignoring the greater horrors of the food industries and consumers.

I believe all sentient life is equally valuable. The number of victims of human hunters is likely less than a few hundred million annually, about the number of victims slaughterhouses will murder in the next day or two.

An animal in the wild is no more precious than one in a factory farm slave camp. And the wild creature at least lives in freedom before he is murdered.

Ideally, our goal would be to end any and all murders of our fellow Earthlings. That is a goal that will never be achieved as long as humans exist, so we work to minimize the horrors humans cause.

The most effective avenue would be worldwide social revolution, which would radically disrupt the slaughter industries and institutionalized slavery and exploitation.

Short of that, we must work to reduce corporate influence in government. In the US, the struggle is between capitalists in both parties, and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, now being led by Bernie Sanders.

While Sanders is neither vegan nor anti-hunting, the policies he advocates will reduce the number of animals murdered by both government and industry.

 

 

Author’s Notes:

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10 thoughts on “Thought Of The Day. February 23, 2016

  1. I continue to regard mass extinction as a far greater crisis for life on Earth than the death of farm animals. Hunting and habitat destruction threaten all wildlife, including species not officially listed as threatened and endangered.
    I realize that neither of you, Roland and Marcia, place any value on cultural diversity, so it does not surprise me that you do not understand biodiversity. Your candidate Bernie Sanders will soon lose the major primaries with more diverse electorates than Vermont and New Hampshire. At least Hillary Clinton, for all her ties to the bankers, has worked for wildlife protection and has stood up to the NRA.

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    • Biodiversity is necessary for life on Earth. Cultural diversity is not. Cultural diversity is nothing more than different and varying degrees of ignorance, bigotry, xenophobia, patriarchy, superstition, myth, tradition, and genital mutilation. Your suggestion that Clinton has worked for wildlife protection is laughable. While expressing a token interest in wildlife she has nevertheless supported trade agreements that are destroying the environment and wildlife across the globe. She is a mouthpiece for Wall Street, a tool of Monsanto, an apologist for Big Ag, a supporter of the Obama administration’s war on wildlife.

      To be aware of the Animal Holocaust and to not feel outrage, shame, compassion, and guilt, is to be complicit in the horrors. Those who perpetuate it and those who support it are doing more damage to biodiversity than any other human enterprise. Forty percent of the Amazon has been destroyed to raise cattle. Greenhouse gas emissions caused by animal agriculture account for more global warming effect than the entire transportation sector, which includes every car, truck, bus, ship, railroad, and aircraft on Earth.

      If you are a carnist, you are responsible for the coming collapse of biodiversity.

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      • If you believe that all “carnists,” as you call them, are responsible for the decline in biodiversity, then there is no difference between Clinton and Sanders. But at least Clinton has established a program to attempt to reverse the decline:

        https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/about-us/action-networks/elephants-action-network

        The Elephants Action Network was created in response to a landmark Commitment to Action made by CGI (Clinton Global Initiative) members and announced by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at the CGI 2013 Annual Meeting. This commitment brings members together in a united effort to save Africa’s elephants.

        The Action Network coordinates the diverse work of these members, who are already active in this space, to achieve more substantive and expansive impact. Without this renewed commitment, African elephants may disappear within the next decade. The Action Network focuses on a range of issues, including capacity building to address poaching on a local scale, poaching conviction rates, illegal ivory supply chains, international security, demand reduction campaigns, ranger and enforcement training, and public awareness.

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      • I am aware of Clinton’s announcement that the GGI would pledge $60 million to the effort to conserve elephants. I applauded the announcement at the time. I hope she followed through, and that her efforts met with some success. But had she done ten times that for elephants or other threatened animals it would not begin to offset the damage her fracking policies have done and continue to do. And her support of fracking is the least of my complaints about Hilllary. First and foremost is her support of every trade agreement from NAFTA forward. She only withdrew her support for the Trans Pacific Partnership as Sanders used it to campaign against her.

        International trade agreements are drafted, written, and designed by and for multinational corporations. They subvert environmental and labor laws, override domestic sovereignty and allow kangaroo courts to decide trade issues irrespective of the laws of the US. Trade agreements allow the most egregious environmental horrors to occur with impunity, all to line the pockets of the corporations and lobbyists behind those agreements.

        Trade agreements are enthusiastically embraced by Republicans and Wall Street Democrats. Of presidential aspirants, only Sanders and Trump are actively fighting the adoption of the TPP.

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      • I agree with your rebuttal, Roland, particularly in regard to your interpretation of cultural diversity. People take pride in their culture, failing to understand their cultural preferences are often arbitrary or accidental prejudices justified by taste and tradition. Truth is trans-cultural, and the truth is we are destroying biodiversity in the name of superficial cultural perversity.

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    • Unlike any other candidate, Sanders has a pro-animal voting record in the Senate. His opposition to Big Agriculture, corporate welfare, and industry lobbyists writing laws and being appointed to run regulatory agencies, would seriously impact the slaughter industries and government killing of wildlife for cattle ranchers.

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      • I do not advocate violence. I advocate vigilantism and revolution. And I do not suggest we start any time soon. We must grow our numbers and our resolve for either to produce results.

        I have no idea what you mean about Hillary Clinton. While expressing a token interest in wildlife she has nevertheless supported trade agreements that are destroying the environment and wildlife across the globe. She is a mouthpiece for Wall Street, a tool of Monsanto, an apologist for Big Ag, a supporter of the Obama administration’s war on wildlife.

        To be aware of the Animal Holocaust and to not feel outrage, shame, compassion, and guilt, is to be complicit in the horrors. Those who perpetuate it and those who support it are doing more damage to biodiversity than any other human enterprise. Forty percent of the Amazon has been destroyed to raise cattle. Greenhouse gas emissions caused by animal agriculture account for more global warming effect than the entire transportation sector, which includes every car, truck, bus, ship, railroad, and aircraft on Earth.

        Clinton preaches an end to global warming all the while supporting Big Agriculture and the fossil fuels industries. She was responsible for selling fracking to the world as Secretary of State.

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