Slavery Was Legal. For Animals It Still Is.

All legal systems provide for, acknowledge, and support the ownership of our fellow Earthlings by humans. Unless, of course they also are human.

Since climbing out of the trees a quarter million years ago, people have owned people until just 150 years ago.

Animal ownership is a prerequisite to animal exploitation. Almost all cruelty to animals is carried out against animals that are owned by their abusers and killers.

The entire Animal Holocaust (the most horrific reign of terror in history) could not occur without animal ownership.

The end of ownership of animals is well below the horizon. And it can not end without ending the legal and economic systems under which it is permitted and thrives.
I am a lawyer, but I do not respect the law.

Law is human-biased. Anthrocentric. Blind to other species.

Law does not recognize Animal Rights, nor does it treat other species as worthy of protection from exploitation, slavery, or murder.

All legal systems acknowledge the right of one to defend another human, to use whatever force is necessary to end the threat of injury or death. No such doctrines exist to defend animals against attack.

Such a doctrine to defend animals should exist.

Current legal theory is at odds with compassion, justice, and reason.

I believe we should be legally able to shoot a hunter about to kill a deer, to subdue a slaughterhouse worker about to kill a cow; to kill a poacher hunting elephants, rhinos, tigers, etc.

I believe that members of the boards of directors of Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Oil, and the Big Banks, are as guilty of murder as were Hitler’s inner circle.

I believe that people who consume animals are as culpable as are those who shoot cows in the head, slit the throats of lambs, or decapitate chickens.

I believe full scale revolution against those who kill animals is not only justified, but is a moral imperative.

When law does not protect the oppressed, when it becomes a weapon of the oppressor, when justice is not available to the enslaved and the exploited, so are born the rights of revolt and revolution.

We long ago crossed the threshold.





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4 thoughts on “Slavery Was Legal. For Animals It Still Is.

  1. You are so right – there needs to be an uprising to end animal slavery (zoos, circuses, laboratories, puppy mills, etc.)


  2. Sharing this note from Robert Grillo, Free From Harm:

    Trump’s pick for Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, was voted in by a large majority of democrats in Congress last week. Purdue is a Big Ag crony and climate denier with deep ties to the industries he is now charged to regulate. Behind the scenes, The Intercept revealed that Nestle and other big food giants lobbied hard for Purdue. The food lobbyists essentially bought our congresspeople’s votes.

    Perdue ran a grain and fertilizer business and developed strong relationships with Big Food and chemical companies like the National Chicken Council and Coca-Cola. He then became governor of Georgia, promoting a major expansion of industrial poultry operations and mocking the role of climate change in causing extreme weather events.

    Purdue favors corporate welfare (farm subsidies), trade protections and deregulation for the agriculture sector. This will make it easier for corporations to pollute the air, water and land. It will make it even more profitable to exploit and kill animals. It will gut protections for bees and butterflies and slash rural water and conservation programs. The impacts could be devastating.

    The bipartisan support of Purdue is a good example of why we cannot rely on either major party to act in our best interests or advance real, meaningful change. We need to build our own grassroots movement that represents our best interests and those of other animals and the planet. The People’s Congress of Resistance is working toward just that goal….

    What do you think?


    • Robert Grillo does great work, and I believe he is absolutely right.

      Corporate leaders who turn into the government lackeys of their industries make change nearly impossible. Animals can’t vote, hire lobbyists, or donate to campaigns. They are the constant losers and victims.


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