I am what some might call an
animal lover, and many other things I might add, but that doesn’t
mean I hate people, just what some of them do. I tend to trust that education
will remove the desire to inflict suffering on other species; that people
can be reprogrammed to act with love rather than hate. It is my experience
that this is the desire of most of us, that animals will be unmolested
in their natural environment and treated well when in contact with humans.
In this country we pride ourselves on being a nation of animal lovers
so why don’t we practice what we preach?
Is it rational or are we manipulated
to behave like savages? Do we really believe we have evolved into something
special because we can mass produce and exterminate animals in huge numbers
in order to feed our bellies? Or invent the most futile, grotesque ways
of experimenting on them?
The evidence suggests that
we humans are being led to a dark place by dark forces. This nightmare
scenario is being enacted upon many species of the animal kingdom at the
will of the silent majority. We allow this to continue at our peril. We
stand up to be counted and we can stop the depravity of this destructive
cycle that will see us all imprisoned in a virtual factory farm of our
own making. That, for those who would hold superiority and intellect as
their get out clause for the exploitation of other species, might want
to consider what the New World Order with its orchestrated banking collapses
and terrorist attacks has planned for humanity and then ask: who’s
the Daddy. Animals are forced into cages for the use of their captors
and sponsors; we are ambling compliantly into ours.
Before we are completely imprisoned
and until we do something to stop the rot, we are destined to continue
to suffer from our blind greed in all manner of ways, and see it increase.
How many of us have argued
that fish don’t feel pain therefore it’s OK to kill and eat
them? I did. But the oceans are raped for that habit, life suffocated
in nets. The forests are felled to create the land to feed and grow the
cows, but cows are complex, sentient creatures that suffer deep grief
and pain, pleasure and excitement. Birds do amazing things but we blast
them from the sky and slit their throats for chicken nuggets. This is
The particularly controversial
practice of animal experimentation has never been tested for efficacy,
ever! It’s a theory. It fails morally. It fails patients. We can
see clearly that animals are not a good predictor of reaction in humans.
When prescribing medicine you have to be exact, yet prescription medicines
are the fourth biggest killer in the western world where 100 million animals
are consumed in tests each year.
We are creating the kind of
world we want to live in and our collective reality is destined to be
a cruel and violent one for eternity. What we do to one we do to all.
If we want it to change we have to make it change and that starts at home
in the kitchen.