of Farm Animal Activists
In today's world we all say we should not be judgmental, we should live
and let live. This is how we all want to be treated. And then along
come animal activists and other extremists who tell us how to live our
It is getting very hard for us in the farming community due to people
that don't farm, don't understand us, and seem to pay a lot of money to
voice how we should live, via lobbyist. I thought I would put my 2
cents in here.
I have many friends raising rabbits that are having their homes and
barns raided with a hearing or a warrant. Why? because they "breed
animals" and the animal activists are up in arms.
Today if you raise or breed animals, you stand a good chance of your
farm being raided in the middle of the night by these animal activists.
You are publicly put down, and many times taken to court for simply
Animal Activists and Vegetarianism
I see it all the time. People who believe eating meat is going to
destroy the world, and beg everyone to become a vegan, even a few days
a week. What we need to do is look at where these ideas came from, and
why we are no longer tolerant of each other.
Why is imposing one person's will on another so vital these days? What
would make one person's views so much better than the person standing
next to them?
The Danger of Power and Control
I will not take a side in this article, what I will do is ask
questions. I would like each of us to look inside ourselves and answer
for ourselves. For the whole of man's existence there has been tyranny.
There has been one person, or group wanting to rule over others and
impose their will and beliefs on those who did not wish to live as they
This concept is not new. It has nothing to do with right, or wrong, it
has to do with control and power. We feel as people empowered when we
are in the majority. We feel we can be "right" when others feel the
same way. It is our ego, not our humanity that allows this behavior.
History is full of prime examples. Not to judge any religious group
over another, however one does lend a prime example. The inquisition
that started in the 1100's and ended the year of my birth, 1964 is an
example of one group trying to create a prejudice and genocide of
another. This was not only allowed, but accepted by the human race
worldwide for about 800 years.
Illogical Consequences of Animal Rights Lobbyists
No one wanted to be on the wrong side. I can't say I blamed them. That
may seem a bit extreme, however the same thing is in effect happening
today to small farmers and growers as a result of animal activists, who
do not think through the course of their actions.
I know of cases where people were convicted for animal tortured,
because they had meat in their freezer. The courts ruled that the
animal was killed and therefore had to suffer thus, they were fined and
jailed for animal abuse.
The law says they can no longer own an animal, because they raised
their own meat. This is an extreme example, yes, however one that is
becoming more and more popularized, more is the pity.
In the city of Denver CO, there are no unspayed or neutered animals
allowed with in the city limits. A famous dog show that has been held
in Denver for the past 25yrs had to relocate, as none of the dogs being
shown, were fixed.
This holds a question as to what will happen with the famous Denver
stock show. What will happen if these extremist get their way? If no
one breeds animals? Will your grandchildren ever have the joy of a
puppy? Not if extremist keep going as they are. There won't be any
What does the Future Hold?
If laws continue as they are going, the US will be forced into
vegetarianism. This alone holds issues as the prime source of protein
is TVP, or textured vegetable protein. All soybeans in the US are GMO
and considered poison by many groups. Cargill is the #1 supplier of
TVP, thus this would allow Monsanto to literally control the food
supply from all corners.
The implications of not allowing free choice is great, when you control
someone's life, lifestyle and food. Has it gone too far? When a child
can't have pet, or a farmer can't produce their own eggs, what is next?
What other control will this lend itself to?
Why would anyone want to pressure the control of another individual?
When they themselves want freedom, why would an average citizen
try and control their neighbor? What one feels is right,
doesn't mean its right for everyone, its just right for you.
We all need to be understanding, forgiving and a part of the world we
live in. Compassion should be the universal language, and unconditional
love is an art that should be learned.
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