Thought Of The Day. March 5, 2016

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Today’s Thought:

Some conservatives who love animals are unwilling to examine how cruel capitalism is to animals. They refuse to abandon their political positions, no matter the cost to animals.

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 Congressmen.

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.



Author’s Notes:.

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