We need to pound this message into everyone's head!
None of us are equal in ability, but all of us are equally entitled to justice and certain basic rights.
When we talk about human equality, no one means to claim that all humans are equally smart, fast, strong, or anything of this sort. What we mean is that all humans equally deserve their rights to life, liberty and pursuing happiness.
Yet, when we talk about human supremacy over animals we pick intelligence and cognitive abilities to justify our treatment of animals. Why is it humans of differing intelligence are equal but animals can be abused and killed with complete disregard based on not being able to function on the same intellectual level as humans. No wonder we live in a world that is continually fighting racism, anti-semitism, and sexism. We tell children one message about how differences don't matter while role modeling the complete opposite. The belief in human supremacy is the virus infecting the hope of realizing a truly just world. Either we are all equal or our differences matter. We don't get to pick and choose when they matter in regards to the notion of equality.
The future looks bright. So, onward through the darkness!
If it seems like we are up against too much ignorance and darkness in this world, remember that the tiniest crack can let in an immense amount of light. So, just keep hammering away. Piece by piece, we are successfully chipping away at the opaque factory farm walls. The fear of every evil doer, hiding away their abuse of animals behind lock and key, becomes a little more palpable. They cannot help but lash out with absurd efforts like the passing of Ag Gag laws to try and silence the march of truth into the hearts of mankind. But, when they peek out their windows, they do not like what they see. For, as the Romans might say to their children when danger was imminent: Hannibal ad portas... yes Hannibal is at the gate. Only instead of riding on elephants into battle, we fight side by side with our fellow sentient beings in defense of the greatest social justice movement this planet will ever know. We fight not for one group, we fight for the equality of the distribution of justice for all. We are truly a movement without a sense of 'I' or 'me'. We fight for every single creature on this planet at the expense of none. If we succeed, and we will succeed, this time in history will be remember as the most important era in the history of animalkind. This infamous oppression and injustice have overstayed their welcome. It is time that they were crushed. So, onward! We must beat back the darkness.
Do not shy away from historical comparisons in regards to animal agriculture!
When people get offended at the comparisons drawn between slavery, the holocaust, and animal agriculture, it is not because these are unfair comparisons. It's not truly because they are insensitive to certain groups of people. History is what it is. And it belongs to us all as an example to learn from. People get offended by these comparisons because it is deeply disturbing to have to confront the reality that the same evil that allowed slavery and the holocaust to happen still exists inside of humans. And it is most disturbing to those that are willing participants in the perpetuation of these horrors in their most modern form: animal agriculture. So, please do not shy away from these comparisons (though I would urge that no one try to compare the -suffering- of any two individuals or to suggest that being part of any group means that someone should be more aware of the injustice they are committing - as people are people regardless of how their ancestors or even they themselves are unjustly treated). But, if you focus on the forms of oppression and the methods used and brutality incorporated, these comparisons are exactly the kinds of observations that we need to be making so that we might learn from the horrors of the past. And if someone is deeply offended, there is a 99.9% chance that the offended person is actually offended to have been forced to discover that they are capable of being as unjust as those we demonize in the history books. We must learn from the past or we are doomed to repeat it!