We Are Pissing Into the Wind. Time to Change Strategies

Armory contributor Marcia Mueller challenges animal activists to face reality.

 

Stop Pissing in the Wind

by Marcia Mueller


We work hard, celebrate every small victory, and then learn daily of still more exploitation and abuse.

I read Gary Loewenthal’s statement about the hunting of sleeping bears and the comparison to the chickens rounded up and sent to slaughter, maybe startled out of their sleep, too, before being shipped to their death. And that is the point: No matter what horror story is on the news today, whether individual animal or species, we can find another and another and then another that is equally bad or worse.

So a couple centuries of legislation and advocacy leaves us with laws that allow the hunting of sleeping bears and of wolf cubs still in their den, baby chicks put through macerators, pigs pushed still alive into scalding tanks. Humane people are appalled at the videos and the stories, but many commenters treat the suffering and death as a joke. Most people aren’t ready to change their ways or even give up a favorite food.

I agree about the leadership issue. I wish that Roland Vincent and others with a long and venerable history of blogging and advocating could work together to develop more global plans of action. I don’t have a lot of hope for most organizations. They are too worried about memberships and funding to take radical positions.

So the only response left seems to be revolution. But how? So far we haven’t even changed enough hearts and minds to swell the ranks of vegans. If activists justifiably “rained down hell” on just a few of the deserving abusers, those activists would face the full force of the state and the nascent revolution would end.

However, I believe a revolution could successfully rain down a metaphorical hell. I think it could best be done with some really expert hackers, targeting the abusers and shutting down their systems. Get into the slaughterhouses, shut down the machinery, delete their spreadsheets, circulate the pay of the CEOs and the profits of the shareholders on the Internet, and fill YouTube with scenes of slaughter. That is just one example. Along with Big Ag there are Big Pharma, the USDA, and USFWS to attend to.

On the other hand, if we wait long enough the planet itself may revolt. We are living consumer lifestyles that pump am endless stream of CO2 into the atmosphere. We’re overpopulating the earth to the point most countries are moving past their carrying capacity. We are polluting the environment with pesticides and fertilizers to grow more food to feed more people and cutting down rain forests to grow more methane-producing cattle to kill. When that won’t be enough, the hungry will be on the march and conflicts and unrest will increase.

I’m thinking about a Seventh (or Eighth, however you count) Extinction in which we doom ourselves. If there are enough nonhuman lives left on the planet, evolution may start over. If so, I’m hoping that if a puny biped shows up again, there will be a multitude of large carnivores waiting.

 

 

Armory Notes:

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3 thoughts on “We Are Pissing Into the Wind. Time to Change Strategies

  1. Marcia, you are right on the money. We have tolerated this far too long and must take action. If not I believe mankind will be on the endangered species list soon, maybe even extinct. I’ve thought for many years now that if man were taken off the planet and only non-humans survived that the world would heal itself and be a better place.

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