Animal Rights vs Human Responsibility

Posted on 03/01/2009


Animal Rights – Human Responsibility

 

I don’t believe in Animal Rights, I believe in something better, Human Responsibility
 
Animal Rights is a concept with no place in law.  Legal rights are tied hand in hand with legal responsibility.
Can a dog understand a right to vote?
Can a cat understand the requirement of a license?
Can any animal comprehend killing another animal as murder?  Raiding a garbage can as theft or vandalism?
Should an animal be prosecuted for its crimes?  How would it offer a defense?
 
These are the legal implications of codifying animal rights into law.  Justice is blind but so is law.  When the question is asked, “Should animals have the same rights as people?” the unasked portion of the question is, “Should animals have the same responsibilities as people?”  The answer to one is the answer to the other.
Humans are the only species to have codified law, the only species capable of choosing to follow law and choosing to break it.  This is why I believe in Human Responsibilty, something finer and something attainable. 
 
A movement for Human Responsibility, now that is something worth fighting for.
 

Published Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:55:10 GMT
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“The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape”

 

The devil walks among us and he is Legion. 
He wraps himself in gentle language. 
He whispers the words we want to hear.
He promises green pastures and still waters. 
He speaks of a land where animals walk in peace and safety; free from human interference
 
He promises life in one hand and holds death in the other.
 
There are only two ways to acheive the dream of a world where animals are free from human interference:  the end of animals or the end of humans.
 
We lost Eden a long time ago, it isn’t coming back.  We’ve never since been promised Heaven on Earth, not by anyone to be trusted.  The promise of Heaven has always been on another plane entirely.  Its human to wish for it back, the thought is so beautiful, but it is foolish to believe.  History is full of groups and individuals who have promised their vision of Heaven on Earth, tried to remake the world in their own image.  They have been responsible for pain beyond measure.
 
The Animal Rights is a dream of death, a sad and deluded dream, like the parent that ‘saves’ their child from the sorrows of life in a murder-suicide.  It is a dream of turning away from life: a sickness, a fevered dream, a mass delusion and it is contagious. 
 
The medicine is bitter and oh so hard to swallow.  Nothing can sweeten it, nothing can disguise it.  We must give up the dream of Eden.  We must wake up, stand and face the day.  Every animal fights for survival every day of its life.  So must we, or the collective madness will continue and the contagion will spread.
 
Published Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 04:41:50 GMT
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“Life’s a game of inches”

 

If I could ask for something practical and easy from the dog community, breeders & owners, competitors & judges, field and show, rescue & re-sellers, handlers & groomers, I would ask every single one to spend 5 minutes watching the locker room speech in the movie “Any Given Sunday”
 
We’re in hell right now, gentlemen, believe me. And, we can stay here — get the shit kicked out of us — or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell one inch at a time.”
We are the team in that locker room, fighting each other, looking out for our interest and playing it safe to protect our piece.  We’ve been losing ground for years because we haven’t pulled together in the same direction.
 
“But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life’s this game of inches.”
Some of us have lost already, animals taken becuase laws have been passed to circumvent due process and remove right to appeal.  Municipal laws have been added to apply dog limits and push us out of the community, out of sight & out of mind.  Care standards are judged by officials without training or experience in animal husbandry or animal behavior.
 
The inches we need are everywhere around us. They’re in every break of the game, every minute, every second.
Everytime we have a dog in public we can fight the fight. We can talk to parents & children.  We can carry copies of “7 things you don’t know about the HSUS and offer them to every person who spots to pet or comment on our dog(s).  We can fax copies to government representatives.  We can contact every puppy owner ever sold to and update them on the current situation, letting them know what is at risk.  We  can ask pet stores to hand out flyers providing the truth about the HSUS and PETA.  (Yes, I said pet stores)  We can ask vets, pet food manufacturers and pet supply stores  to get involved.  Every time we spend a dollar on a dog, we can ask that business “What are you doing to protect the rights to breed/own pet and further the future of YOUR business?”  We can bring the brochures/letters/fax sheets to the businesses to hand out and send in.  We can ask them for their support so that we can support them.  We can contact the AGENTS & PUBLICISTS of celebrity endorsers to advise them of the controversial aspects of PETA and HSUS.
 
“In any fight, it’s the guy who’s willing to die who’s gonna win that inch.”
These little everday efforts, or their lack, are going to be what wins or loses the fights.  AR groups have momentum on their side.  They have points on the board, lots of them.  They have players in reserve ready to be called up, fresh and full of strength.
 
“And, either we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals.”
And that is the simple truth, either we band together, mobilize and push back or we will be picked off in death by attrition and marginalization
 
“That’s all it is.
Now, what are you gonna do?”
That’s the question of the hour.  What are YOU going to do? 
Me? I’m going to go re-watch that speech and think up more chinks in the AR armour.
See you on the field.
 
 


Published Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 03:40:53 GMT
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Animal Rights in the legal system. the new Crusades?

 

I think the whole legal battle against Animal Rights battle comes down to this: We’re trying to use sense and reason to battle religion.  AR is based on pure religion wrapped up in pure ego.

The leaders have wrapped themselves in the light of the anointed and declared themselves Gods or at minimum patron saints without doing us the kindness of martyrdom.  The followers of the movement accept the words of the leaders as worshipers.  “We will lead you out of darkness into the light.  We will deliver animals into an Eden of our making” 

Religion doesn’t need sense, it needs fervor and faith and demons to battle against.  To the AR leadership, we are the unbelievers, the infidel, the devil and they are out to destroy what they cannot convert. PETA attacks like it is the crusades, HSUS approaches the issue using the reservation system as applied to the Native Americans, isolate and marginalize until there is no choice but to assimilate. 

 
Published Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:39:26 GMT
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In the Beginning…

 

In the beginning, there was Dog.  Dog ran wild across the land in packs, observed Man and found him good.  Dog found Man to be a source of food, warmth and a partner against competing predators

In the beginning, there was Man.  Man lived in family groups and envied Dog running fleetly across the land.  Man found Dog to be a skilled hunter and a partner against competing predators.

Man and Dog chose each other Millennia ago, to the lasting benefit of both.  By assisting with hunting, protection & companionship; dogs and the myriad varieties of dog bred in this time are a significant part of what has made us human.  Simply put, without dogs humans might not have evolved as they did.  Without humans, the diversity of dog types would not exist.

A movement exists that seeks to shatter this bond that has endured for thousands of years under the misnomer of Animal Rights.  In its current form, Animal Rights claims to protect the ‘rights of animals’,co-opting the language of the anti-slavery movement to shame us into providing rights without responsibility to animals. Animal Rights strives to tug at our heartstrings so that we hand them the power to act for the well-being of animals who cannot speak to their own wants, wishes or needs; in an effort to break this lasting bond that has served us so well.

We, in modern society, have the dubious luxury of lacking any direct contact or real understanding of the animals that have allowed us to develop to this level.  Divorced of any true connection with the natural world, it becomes easy to believe in the illusion of an Eden for animals in the absence of  human involvement.

We forget the hawk kills the rabbit to eat
We forget Bambi risks a harsh, slow death by starvation every winter
We forget that Nature is red in tooth and claw

We forget that to ‘companion animals’ basic food, water and company are all they need or want for a full life.

We forget that we need them, we are bred for it and that they need us, as
they were bred for it.  Not by tens or hundreds of years, but for thousands.

We forget that rights are meaningless to those who have no concept of rights, pawns to an unnatural agenda