Thought of the Day. The difference between begging and asking is whether or not we are armed. April 11, 2017

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Today’s Thought:
So long as animal exploitation industries are able to bribe legislators there will never be a political solution to animal cruelty.

We can beg for animals to be treated humanely or we can demand they be treated humanely.

The difference being whether we are armed when we ask.

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One thought on “Thought of the Day. The difference between begging and asking is whether or not we are armed. April 11, 2017

  1. Roland, I enthusiastically agree with most of what you say. I’m a strong proponent of abolition and animal liberation. However, I’m also a strong proponent of non-violence. I think that resorting to violence would be counterproductive because it would probably create a backlash. I think we’re no longer “pissing in the wind.” Thanks to the Internet, people are becoming educated about the tragedy of animal agriculture and the other terrible ways that humans use animals for their own selfish purposes. The fact that Ringling Brothers Circus is shutting down after 146 years is one bit of evidence that the tide is turning. In addition, more people are coming to understand that using animals for food is cruel and unnecessary. Beef consumption has decreased dramatically. Dairy farms are shutting down. More and more vegan products are being offered in grocery stores. Veganism is spreading exponentially. I truly believe that we’ve reached the tipping point.


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