Archive | September 2013

Criticizing discrimination and exploitation, while discriminating and exploiting

Criticizing discrimination and exploitation, while discriminating and exploiting, doesn’t make much sense at all.

My liberal, progressive, socialist, and anarchist friends—please go vegan and make some sense.
~ John Tallent (September 27, 2013)

Criticizing the techniques and basic beliefs of some animal advocates

Criticizing the techniques and basic beliefs of some animal advocates does not mean that we think a person is bad or good. We can simultaneously believe that a person has good intentions, while also believing that they are going about something the wrong way.
~ John Tallent (September 26, 2013)

So do it, go vegan. What’s holding you back?

I am vegan. No, it’s not “hard”, refusing to participate in the exploitation of nonhuman animals is not hard. It’s RIGHT. There is no justification for not being vegan. To those who are not yet vegan, I know that you know in your mind and heart that it is morally wrong to exploit and harm others.

So do it, go vegan. What’s holding you back?
~ Mo Orr (September 23, 2013)

The Bear and The Duck

ANIMAL RIGHTS circa 1958 on Network Television!!!

I just finished watching an episode of Leave it to Beaver entitled “Beaver’s Poem” (Season 2, Episode 1) and was amazed by the two poems presented on the show. The first, written by The Beaver’s dad, Ward Cleaver—in what he felt would have been The Beaver’s own words—and the second written by Theodore “The Beaver” Cleaver himself. I think you too will be amazed by the language used in these poems:

The Bear: I would like to be a bear, gay and happy free from care / That’s the life like no other, climbing trees with my mother / Though they call me beast of rage, I’ve never put things in a cage / Or set a trap since time’s begun, or shot a human with a gun.
~ Ward Cleaver (October 2, 1958)

The Duck: Once I wished I was a duck, ’cause mostly ducks have lots of luck / They swim around all day in a pool, and mostly never have to go to school / Then I saw a duck hanging in a butcher store, and I didn’t wanna be a duck no more.
~ Theodore “The Beaver” Cleaver (October 2, 1958)

Think, then Go Vegan!

As bad as killing humans

I believe intentionally assaulting, enslaving, objectifying and killing other animals is as bad as killing humans. I would not do those things to anyone sentient.
~ Marcia “Butterflies” Katz (September 21, 2013)