The slaughterhouse worker on his way to shoot calves in the head and cut their throats kisses his wife goodbye and she worries he might be hurt on the job.
The bullfighter hugs his children before he goes off to engage in the most barbaric cruelty imaginable.
Sealers have families and loved ones, even as they take loved ones from their mothers by driving picks through their skulls.
The dairy worker rapes cows and murders newborns, oblivious that he is doing to some poor creatures what he most fears might happen to his own daughters
The dog or cat lover spoons out the flesh of some other poor creature that was murdered to feed them.
The blindness is a mental condition known as speciesism.
It is the equivalent of a moral metastatic cancer. And it infects almost every human on Earth.
We animal activists seek to make this world a kinder place for out fellow creatures. We proselytize, we recruit, we educate, we post.
And the horrors continue.
We advocate for veganism. We show pics and videos to our friends and families.
They don’t care. And even if they do, our efforts are too little, too late.
For every vegan we recruit, a hundred carnists are born, maybe a thousand.
The Animal Holocaust is exploding with the human population.
The enemies of animals are people. Our friends. Our families. Our neighbors. People just like us who love and are loved by others. Except they do not love animals. Or even care that they do them harm.
If we are to change the world we must recognize that it will be the most intense, and likely failed, struggle in all human history. Our enemies are the enemies of animals. They cannot fight for themselves, we must fight for them. And that means we must step outside our species and behold the much larger picture.
Humans are a plague on the Earth. Over seven billion people now burden the planet. Most live in poverty. A handful of oligarchs are our masters. And almost all kill animals every day of their lives. If not personally, they do so by proxy. And our masters, the governments and corporatists who own them, make obscene profits on the corpses of our fellow creatures.
The horrors and those responsible are mostly invisible to all but the most critical observer.
The only hope for animals is human extinction. And that is not a far fetched concept. Scientists believe we have entered the Holocene Extinction, the sixth mass extinction in the history of Earth.
Over the millennia, the normal rate of extinction is a thousand times less than it has become today. We are losing almost 100 species to extinction every day! Habitat destruction, pollution, climate change, etc, are destroying species at an alarming rate. And almost all such human activity in doing so is the product of businesses and the pursuit of profit. Capitalism!
Capitalism is an economic system that requires an unending supply of raw materials, animal corpses, cheap labor, and constant consumption. The problem with long term projections for capitalism is that there is no Planet B!
We humans are the enemy of Earth and her inhabitants. Our families. Our loved ones. Our friends and neighbors are the enemy.
It is possible that people may defeat capitalism. If they do, both animals and people will be the better for it. But defeating capitalism will likely require violent revolution to succeed.
As an animal activist, revolution is my goal. Nothing could be worse for animals than the status quo, than capitalism, than our current legal systems, our religions, and our governments. All conspire to reward animal cruelty, exploitation, and murder. Religions justify human superiority over animals, legal systems allow humans to own our fellow creatures, capitalism rewards the cruelty with profits, and governments protect the exploiters.
Animals activists must step outside our species, outside our cultures, outside our families.
We must act on behalf of animals as though they are our species and our families.
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