It was as though COVID-19
isolation touched off something in the brain of otherwise normal people.
Thousands took to the streets to destroy businesses and the lives of innocent
people. It was classic mob mentality. Have we hatched a generation of
self-centered, uneducated, misfits whose only talents are rioting and
In December 2020 NBC
reported “We're seeing a big increase in some really egregious cruelty
cases…” Science Times headline “COVID-19 Pandemic Leads to Increase in
Animal Abuse...” And leaping off Google pages are dozens of animal cruelty
cases such as in Washington state which reported “Animal cruelty and abuse
cases in 2020 now equal the previous two years combined in King County…”
On the other hand,
millions of people who had never owned an animal turned to cats, dogs, cage
birds, even fish for psychological comfort. Having something to occupy the
mind and stimulate our emotions in a healthy way saved countless lives.
and www.TheDogPlace.org have been mutually united against animal cruelty.
The American Humane Slaughter Act passed in 1958. It wasn’t long before the
newly hatched “animal rights” supporters made FUR a major issue. Karen and I
weren’t around in 1866 when the ASPCA was established in New York City but
in 2020 we learned “…millions of mink were killed…and plans to
raise more were banned in numerous countries due to the danger of vaccine
resistant Covid-19 mutations spreading to humans….”
Right. Killing the
mink because of "animal rights" makes perfect sense.
Personally, I have
wild-caught furs and doe-skin moccasins as was perfectly okay before the
profitable ‘animal rights’ exploded. How logical is it to abhor mink coats
while wearing leather shoes? To hypocritically demonstrate for animal rights
and then relax with a 12 ounce steak…
Dawn is right though - humans grossly
outnumber and endanger wildlife and at the rate we are reproducing there
will be no room for animals or for food crops…and indeed, 2020 “… was the
year that the dairy industry was discussed at the Oscars and in major
mainstream media as a serious social justice issue.” ~ Dawnwatch.
Phoenix's Oscars acceptance speech which was a tirade against milk but sadly
for a movie idol, clearly showed his ignorance. His observation “We feel
entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we
steal her baby…” was typical of misinformed zealots. Dairy and beef farmers
depend on contented moms and healthy calves which nurse for weeks before
switching to milk replacer and beginning to eat grass and grain.
But the Oscar winner was
disturbingly factual as in “(2020) was the year that the first pieces of
cell grown meat went on sale, a development more likely than any other to
end the slaughter of billions of animals every year for the human food
Did you know that “cell
grown” or cultured meat is “…produced by in vitro cell culture of animal
cells… It is a form of cellular agriculture. Cultured meat is produced using
many of the same tissue engineering techniques traditionally used in regenerative medicine.” ~
That sounds creepy to me
but if humans continue to multiply like rabbits, the earth will
run out of assets. The fact is, we are drilling ever deeper for oil, raping
the forests, polluting the atmosphere, the soil, and our water supply.
My Comanche grandmother would say “they
are killing the earth.” She was far wiser than
today’s actors and politicians. Fact is, in her day animals were
revered and respected. They were hunted for food, never for sport… And there
was no waste whatsoever. Hooves, hides, and horns - every scrap was used.
we say that today?
happily forget facts. Animals have no “rights” or they couldn't have sustained
American families for over 13,000 years! But then what do politicians know
about our place in the
structure of “mankind” and the centuries-old tribal “politics” that worked for
the First Americans.
Perhaps we should listen to
Chief Joseph, at left (famous leader of the Nez Perce tribe) and just bow to
forces we cannot fight. When animals have rights that dominate the lives,
diets and politics of humans it is time to surrender... As he wisely said
"I will fight no more forever.”
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