My Neighbors, The Murderers

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Societal changes are glacially slow.
Four hundred years of slavery in America.
Five hundred years before women could vote.
And the enslavement, exploitation, and murder of animals since the Dawn of Time.

Each day One Hundred Fifty Million animals are brutally murdered in slaughterhouses.
Six million per hour.
One hundred thousand while you read these words!

Two and a half TRILLION sea creatures are killed in dredges, nets, traps, and ships’ holds.

And many are boiled alive in the most horrific torture imaginable.

And those numbers are expected to increase substantially with the ever-increasing world population.

We each try to save those animals we can. We rescue, foster, donate, transport, cross-post. Many of us pray (lot of good that does!).

We do what we can.
But it is not enough.

I have 8 rescue dogs on the ranch. But while I was saving them, MILLIONS of calves, lambs, and piglets were killed on purpose. Each of them wanting to live, each as much a being as the dogs that I saved.

They were killed by the system in which we live. By our friends, families, neighbors. By their dollars and their indifference.
By businessmen and church-goers, by men in suits and men with knives.

By capitalists.
Most are Republicans, but many are Democrats, too.

They are the enemies of life. The enemies of animals. The enemies of people. The scourge of the Earth.

Almost all animal cruelty is caused by capitalism. Meat, dairy, eggs, fur, leather, whaling, sealing, rodeos, circuses, hunting, trapping, are all profit-driven industries.

Take away the profit and the cruelty ends.
No money to be made, no reason to torture and kill.

Changing society from one based on capitalism to one based on compassion probably won’t occur in our lifetimes. Even so, it must be our goal. our reason for living, the Holy Grail of Animal Rights, what we teach our children, what we tell our friends, it should dictate how we vote, Controlling, and ultimately destroying, capitalism is the only way can possibly end the Animal Holocaust.

Animal Rights will be achieved when the Animal Holocaust ends.

The Animal Holocaust will end when we have lynched the last capitalist.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “My Neighbors, The Murderers

  1. Well, the musician Jeremy Gloff is shit talking me online because I told him to “go vegan” and it hurt his baby ego! Now he says his grandma (who made him pork chops) lived till 90 like he just “won” the argument, but the photo showed me someone who didn’t age well. Then he called me a nasty misogynistic name and blocked me like a little bitch! All because the message “go vegan” hurt his baby little ego!

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  2. “Almost all animal cruelty is caused by capitalism.”

    We aren’t all the same, whether flora or fauna, human or non-human. In regard to humans, some deserve more than others. What does this mean? Well, it means some people are in a position to live on a ranch and care-provide for 8 canines. Yes, eight lucky canines may live in luxury while others die in squalor. The lucky canines have profited from the charity of a human being who was impartial in the selection of his preferred canines. The partial profit of a man may always lie outside who he is inside; that is, he may have possessions others may not have; he may believe he is entitled to these possessions because he has worked “hard” for them. Still, moral disparities exist with those who believe they need to surround themselves with a level of material luxury others struggle without in poverty.

    What does the non-capital world look like? Everyone has a ranch and a dozen canines?

    Of course, my above-narrative is just a conjecture. The game of canine and feline rescue legitimizes our continued exploitation of animals. For me, I recognize a divide between myself, as a human, and all other non-human lifeforms. Some people want to deny this divide, because it suggests superiority, but this divide is about reality, not continued exploitation, no matter how benevolent it may seem.

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    • A non-capitalist world would be one in which profits did not dictate human conduct or define human values. A world in which there were would be no incentives to exploit, enslave, torture, or murder animals. It would be world in which the Animal Holocaust would be half of what it is under capitalism, at the most. It would be a world much more friendly to animals even it no one living under socialism even cared about animals.

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      • I tend to view capitalism like smoking (or cigarettes) or drinking (or alcohol). That is, it may be something you can’t abolish, though you may try to restrict or prohibit it.

        (Does anyone really need to drink alcohol? NO. But many people want to, and they rationalize their reasons for doing so.)

        It seems as if we want to assign all of our potential negative urges or feelings to the dictates of capitalism (we won’t become angels because capitalism is abolished).

        I suspect capitalism, like carnism, will continue to evolve. That is, both, as they are now understood, will become less acceptable in the future.

        Socio-capitalism: Everyone is assured food, clothing, shelter, a pet, education and employment; and the disparity between the top end and bottom end is miniscule and deemed morally acceptable.

        What happens to the non-human animals in this world?

        Who knows. I suspect humans will have a plan for them, and this would be called using them for our benefit. Of course, some will profit better than others.

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      • I read his Dominion book years ago and he admitted in this work his vegetarianism, because he enjoys cheese and eggs, though he also admitted to his moral hypocrisy.. Still, this book was published over a decade ago, so, perhaps, he is now vegan. I do realize there are some people who say they are vegan, but will “cheat,” from time to time (I could never understand this position).

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  3. Yes Roland it is PAINFULLY SLOW. Agreed 100%. It is even looking like there is NO PROGRESS, as You yourself have pointed out previously. Please help me to approach the Church/Christians – the BILLIONS of them ‘out there’. Please get your Members to sign my Petition. Lord Bless, Michael. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/274/235/746/christian-leaders-jesus-would-never-ever-be-a-%22meat-eater%22-today.-stop.-go-vegan-for-jesus-sake./

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    • Agreed & I’ve signed the petition!
      I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but this is supposed to be an excellent book on the issue of Christianity & animals:
      “Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy” by Matthew Scully.

      From the description on Amazon:
      “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”–Genesis 1:24-26

      In this crucial passage from the Old Testament, God grants mankind power over animals. But with this privilege comes the grave responsibility to respect life, to treat animals with simple dignity and compassion.

      Somewhere along the way, something has gone wrong.”

      http://www.amazon.com/Dominion-Power-Suffering-Animals-Mercy/dp/0312319738

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