It is time for change...
*Please take the time to read this if at all possible.*
There is such a full force effort to belittle the cause of animal rights. And unfortunately, it is often successful at even making those who defend animal rights question if they might not be taking things 'too far'. There is nothing more insidious than the idea that 'they are just animals' that we are fighting to defend.
Because the truth is, humans are just as much 'just animals' as any other living being. And no one can tell me that the suffering that animals go through during the torment of being farmed, abused, raped and murdered should be put on a lower position of evilness than any other suffering of humans ever to have occurred throughout human history.
And I also refuse to believe that I need to just take a break from fighting for animals to recover from the depression, anxiety, and PTSD that goes along with my life being spent facing the horrors that animals go through in an effort to make it stop. And the harm it does to our mental well being to have ignorant people tell us we are horrid beings for hurting the business of those who thrive of harming living beings. Or making people feel guilty for their choices to harm animals. 'It is just how they were raised, they need time to realize the truth. We must be patient.' I say, NO! Patience is not a virtue while the suffering is immeasurable and unfathomable. No one deserves special consideration while they pay for and support the misery that animals deal with on a daily basis.
There truly is no a difference between Hitler and the CEO of Smithfield foods or any other animal murdering company Both have choose a difference between themselves and those they murder to justify their brutality. And no one can prove that animals do not suffer just as intolerably as any human that was ever enslaved, abused or tortured. We have taken everything from these animals. EVERYTHING. Their freedom, their desire to care for their young, and every other choice that animal would make if free has been taken away from him/her. He is but a machine to humans, but a suffering, miserable machine that's capable of feeling so many parallel emotions to humans. And likely ones we do not understand or experience ourselves. So, spare me the bullshit that humans have some superior talents or intellectual capabilities that make our suffering different and somehow superior. Our only talent is lying to ourselves and giving ourselves excuses to continue being the brutal savages that we are.
And I know I will never truly feel free until animals are free. This is a world of torment and misery. And I cannot ignore that, take a vacation from that reality. Instead, I will fight. I will put myself out there to take the abuse in the hopes that eventually enough reasonable people will have heard our message and decided to stop participating in this awfulness and join in defending justice and what is right.
Sure, I wish it were otherwise. The person I am, is not the person I want to be. I want to be silently unnoticed by the world. I want to be just another human wandering through life seeking happiness and enjoying life's little joys. But, this injustice and evil done to animals is beyond anything ever seen in human history or even in the most horrid of works of fiction or cinema. I don't expect to come out the other side of this war for animal rights the same person I was before I had my eyes opened. We are scarred by what we know is happening and further from knowing people that we otherwise consider 'good' people knowingly fund this awfulness. There is no medication or therapy that erases the damage this does. Yet, not for a moment do we hesitate. Somethings are far greater than our own needs and desires. We don't want future generations to have to grow up in a world enveloped by such evil! I do not want my kids and my grand kids to suffer in a world where billions of sentient beings are screaming out in pain only to be ignored because the mental hum of human selfishness drowns it out completely.
Please, if you are intimidated by speaking out for animals or putting yourself out there for the world to see as a defender of animals everywhere, please push through that fear and let us make this the moment in history when a small population of committed compassionate people say that there will finally be justice for all! I've said it before, and I will say it again until everyone accepts it as truth, Animal rights are not a gift that we give to animals, they are a birthright we have taken from them. It is time we give them back what is rightfully theirs! 12-18-21 Animal Liberation Day is coming, together we can make the world a place we can be proud to be a part of. But, we must do it together. And we must begin now!