I believe it is the legal right of every animal, not just the human variety, to be free from the chains of forced bondage. Although some folks haven’t quite figured out that all humans deserve this right it does appear the vast majority of us finally feel this way. Unfortunately, except for a relatively small amount of people, thoughts about other animals not being considered property are still in their infancy.
Arguments abound that we humans are in some way superior to other animals, or that a supernatural force deems it okay, or that humans have always done what they’ve done to other animals and will continue to do so, et cetera, etc. But weren’t similar arguments used to justify the enslavement of various human animals and haven’t the majority of us seen the truth behind these dangerous lies?
Why then do we not see the truth behind the equally dangerous lies that continue to enslave other animals? Of course there are those who argue that we can’t be certain other animals care about being forcefully used by us for our own pleasure. But, once again, wasn’t this argument used to enslave human animals?
I suggest we all think about our relationship to other animals. Sure, our past is littered with horrific injustices but each one of us can always opt out of this kind of behavior and take a personal stand against what will one day be looked upon as we currently look upon folks who enslave other humans.
Think, then Go Vegan!