HSUS Really Screwed Up on Hillary

The Humane Society Legislative Fund recently endorsed Hillary Clinton. Their justification for supporting one of the world’s biggest enemies of animals was predicated upon Donald Trump’s serial killer sons and the backgrounds of several of his advisers. That his sons are despicable human beings is a given. But both Hillary and Trump support hunting. And…

There Are Three Animal Movements

In a nutshell, there are three schools of thought among animal activists: The Animal Protectionist View: Animals are going to be enslaved, brutalized and murdered into the foreseeable future. We owe than them all we can do to alleviate as much suffering as we can. This view encompasses the overwhelming majority of the animal movement.…

Please Sign This Petition So We Can Dun You For Money

Humane Society International, an organization I support, is circulating a petition to end the dog meat trade in Asia. The petition is a ridiculous waste of time and energy. Petitioning people in other countries to discontinue what they consider to be their cultural traditions and birthrights is a strategy doomed to failure. Asians and Africans…

True Abolitionists Are Revolutionaries

Abolishing the ownership, use, and exploitation of animals would seem the logical goal of all who care about animals. Abolition is legal prohibition. It means government action, proscription, enforcement, consequences. Curious, then, that many who call themselves “abolitionists” have absolutely no clue to the concept. So called “abolitionists” use the term to mean that they…

Animal Rights Is A Leftist Movement

The great animal protection organizations (like the Human Society of the United States) are indispensable to animals. But they are not the Animal Rights movement. They raise awareness, recruit activists, alleviate suffering, cobble together improvements in laws, and generate money from the general public. Their roles are not to wage political warfare for animals. They…