We enslave, torture, and then steal their lives from them

When one stops to think—the fact that none of us need to consume the flesh, secretions, skin, hair, etcetera of nonhuman animals in order to thrive—we mostly enslave, torture, and steal the lives away from others for pleasure alone. Confined cows, pigs, birds, and so many other nonhuman animals are forced to serve us humans …

Trying to prove the abolitionists wrong

Slaveholders, when pushed into a moral corner by abolitionists, create whatever arguments it takes to make consumers feel okay about purchasing the products of slaves. Back in the 1830s when American Abolitionists were hard at work educating the public about the evils of slavery and how slavery needed to be immediately abolished, slaveholders were also …

Tools of the trade

Racism can be defined as “[t]he belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.” Sexism can be defined as “[d]iscrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women” and heterosexism can be defined as “a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against homosexuals by heterosexuals.” …

Why stop beating your spouse?

When someone beats their spouse they can end up harming themselves as well as the environment. The harm to themselves can include retribution from their spouse, bloody knuckles from all the slugging, neighbor complaints about the excess noise, fines and even possible jail time. Environmental harm can come from having to throw away lamps and …