Sunday, January 4, 2009

Another killing machine graduates

Where is the outrage? Where is the genuine care? We are talking about bottling our outrage - not me! I find it very disturbing that schools hide veganism from children and promote false dairy industry advertisements. School administrators have proven they do not care to change - even when children's lives are at stake.

Welfare only teaches young people that killing is acceptable as long as we do it nicely. We have seen the videos and know factory farming could give a shit about cows or ethical treatment. Even if we spend our lives fighting for welfare laws, in the end, the meat and dairy industries will do what they want. It is already against the law to drag cows around with forklifts, yet they do it anyway. Laws are a waste of time. Attitudes change the times, and then laws follow. Trying to change the law first rarely works. Attitudes change laws.

I am sick of what is going on and can't go along with, "We're not ready yet". We will never be ready. Vegans need to start getting uppity like people did in the sixties. No revolution was ever comfortable.

It is as if we willingly adopt meat-eaters' attitudes that say their choice is a personal one and children are too young to chose wisely. This is exactly why we need to speak up for the voiceless, as those in charge have chosen poorly for our children. Do you remember, the 143 million pound Hallmark Westland Beef Recall? People need to focus more on the real issues, not on larger cages - it is about priorities. Welfare misses the mark.

If you lived during slavery, would you spend your life fighting for abolition or would you spend your life fighting for better living conditions for slaves? Which strategy do you think the slave-owners would hope you would choose? Today's animal rights activist--who has devoted their life toward welfare issues--transplanted in time would confirm slavery is acceptable as long as it is done a certain way and would further explain, "Take your time changing, I understand you are not ready".

More people need to stand up and say the confinement, torture, drugging, and murder of innocent creatures is unacceptable and needs to stop now. Furthermore, stop feeding that crap to children. This attitude with an AR strategy that focuses on children would bring real change.

Unfortunately, meat-eating is on the rise and we are losing ground everyday by ignoring the children. A meat-eater is born every ten seconds in the USA. How many meat-eaters have you converted in the last 10 seconds? How many in the last 10 days? In the past 10 months? Meanwhile, a meat-eater is born every 10 seconds in the USA. We are losing. Welfare is no help. The chicken in the cage will still get its throat slit after being tortured, confined, and drugged whether in a 15" cage or a 14" cage. Welfare issues are just delay tactics that distract otherwise productive activists, which pleases the bad man to no end.

Elie Wiesel wrote, "We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented".

We each have only one life to give, so we should choose the highest ground even if we never get there in our lifetime, at least we will know we fought for the ultimate goal--an ideal that helped achieve liberation that much sooner--for if no one rallies for these ideals, they will never be heard or acted on.

Earth can't wait for welfare changes to heal the damage done. Damage that might already be too far past the tipping point.

Where are our priorites?

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  1. Are you for real?

    Elie Wiesel was talking about the Nazis. They exterminated PEOPLE. You're bitching about chickens and pigs.

    Get a grip. Better yet, get a LIFE.

  2. Anonymous,

    I don't agree with all of Mr. Warwak's views on the intention or results of animal welfare laws. But his speaking out for animals, whose capacity for suffering and will to live seems to be as great as those in humans, is not only commendable but morally compelling.

    Rather than dissing someone who's trying to reduce the amount of cruelty to animals, why not endeavor to help in that effort? It's not that dificult. Perhaps the best first step would be trying new cruelty-free plant-based foods.

    You may also want to read the words of Isaac Singer, a Jew who saw the horrors of the Holocaust and became a staunch and eloquent advocate for animals. He, like many others, saw the connections between different forms of exploitation and oppression, regardless of the species of the victims.

  3. Preaching to the converted as am 99% vegan anyway, but what a fantastic and thought-provoking article.

    This is one blog I'll be adding to my favourites, and I've put your Peep Show book on my Amazon wish list.

    PS. to on a factory farm is no different to those animals than life in a concentration camp. And in case you hadn't noticed, you are also an animal.

    1. Very well said.. God bless you and people with great compassion for all creatures.. Also I pray for those humans who have yet to develop the feeling of compassion for all forms of life.. Love form India

  4. Robert Cohen has something to say as well, ...

  5. I am in full agreement with Dave. The ALF has worked tirelessly and bravely. Many activists have served long years in prison for rescuing animals from fear, despair and pain as well as burning down slaughterhouses and labs. Watch any of the videos about meat,dairy and vivesection; humans for the most part ARE animal Nazis.

  6. When it comes to the way humans treat animal we are all Nazis

  7. Oh anonymous, yes they killed people and what are people they are animals, I surely hope that you don't have any pets, your attitude stinks, to say we are bitching about chicken and pigs.
    Just for your info animals feel the same pain as did the people in the concentration camps. Yes all animal killing people are NAZIS!!!

  8. Anonymous, you are simply stupid, and you are a specisist. Is such a hard thing to realize that is no difference between the situations?? GET A BRAIN! If you would be a chicken or a pig and not a selfish idiot human, would you say the same? All animals (including humans) feel fear, pain, terror in the same way, so stop this bull-shit and reconsider. The biggest and infinte holocaust ever is the animal holocaust, out of greed and gluttony...