Thought Of The Day. March 8, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Shoot Slaughterhouse Owners!

Toward Meaningful Direct Action: A Blueprint for Vigilantism Direct action by animal liberationists and animal rights activists has been sporadic, unfocused, and ineffective. We have played the game within the system. We have abjured violence, We have only targeted property. We have failed. Most animals we free are quickly re-captured by their tormentors. Property we…

It is Time to Take Up Arms for the Animals

Consumers are ultimately responsible for the Animal Holocaust. Were it not for their purchases, animals would not be enslaved and murdered. For those in the animal movement concerned about animals trapped in the food system, the approach has been to impact the consumer. We have focused on recruiting vegans, on educating the public and growing…

Terrorism, Speciesism, And Saving Animal Lives

Terrorism is a much over used term, one that is invoked by government to tarnish enemies, used to frighten the public, inflame zealots, control the media, and to blur the distinctions between those fighting particular enemies and those targeting innocents and non-combatants. Religious fanatics (mostly Muslim fundamentalists of late), political separatists, racists, etc, use violence…

Hillary Rodham Chameleon

Progressives supported Obama believing we would really see change in government. Instead we got TPP (the Trans Pacific Partnership), Wall Street lobbyists appointed to almost every agency in Washington, Monsanto executives at Agriculture, Big Oil hacks in Energy and Commerce, Big Bank operatives running Treasury, Big Pharma controlling the FDA, Big Ag calling the shots…

A Plea to My Conservative Friends

Most conservatives who love animals are unwilling to examine how cruel capitalism is to animals. They refuse to abandon their political positions, no matter the cost to animals. Instead, they delude themselves into thinking that Beyond Meat, faux fur, tofurkey, etc, are proof that capitalism can benefit animals. The driving force behind capitalism is greed.…

PETA: People Executing Terrified Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals kills animals. Tens of thousands of them. By their own admissions. PETA is not an animal rights organization, nor are they an animal protection organization. PETA is an anti-animal suffering organization. Ingrid Newkirk, who runs the operation, believes that eliminating the possibility of animal suffering is more important…