The mindset of those benefiting from the exploitation of others remains remarkably consistent
While the experience of each individual and each group that has endured oppression and injustice is unique and must be recognized and respected as such, the mindset of those benefiting from the exploitation of others remains remarkably consistent across culture and context, and across the centuries. Pro-slavery advocates systematically worked to manipulate the public into focusing on the manner of treatment, rather than the injustice of the enslavement itself. The parallels with today’s struggle for justice for other-than-human animals are stunning, with industry lies and manipulations shifting the emphasis towards “humane” treatment rather than questioning the privilege of domination itself.
~ James LaVeck (July 9, 2010)