Showring Editor Date 2011
Watching the brouhaha concerning ethical treatment of animals and the
agenda of Animal Rights Activists, the time has come to approach this
from another point of view. We seem to have warped priorities because
this should be about human rights and animal welfare.
Dec. 2008 - Misguided opinions about animals being “slaves” comes from
individuals who have little or no experience regarding animal
husbandry. Never living in rural communities, Animal Rights
activists do not understand the cycle of man and animals and their
dependency upon each other. This interaction between the species
insures a more comfortable life for both, yet AR people promote new
laws with little regard for science and historical interspecies
relationships. They do not make the connection between chickens and
eggs, pork chops and pigs, or T-bone steaks and beef. They abhor fur
coats and leather shoes but have no respect for human rights, the
economy, farming, industry, etc.
Those involved on a day-to-day basis with livestock have little
interaction with Animal Rights Activists. They are too busy earning a
living. But all dog owners are experiencing repercussions caused by
the AR activists with little or no experience regarding the
situations they are attacking. Society faces psychological warfare!
The public is being brainwashed into feeling guilty for desiring a
pure bred dog when so many orphans “need” to be adopted. Why is it
the more orphans we adopt, the more orphans seem to surface? Could
it be the influx of dogs imported from foreign countries?
If you discuss this with purebred breeders, you will find most sell
all their puppies on a spay-neuter contract. They do NOT put dogs
into the shelters. So why are people are so eager to let others do
their thinking in so many aspects of their lives? Do they actually
believe the decisions made by others are in their best interest?
Involved in the workplace when this type of “management insanity”
evolved, I saw many good people cast aside.
Animal Rights Harm Horses and the
Even with the economic crisis, or perhaps because of it, businesses
are looking for good ethical men, (and women), who actually think
for themselves. Case in point! Many states can no longer send horses
to sale barns for dispersal. This in turn, affects the economy as
slaughter houses and sale barns are out of business. No longer
exporting horsemeat to France, we continue to lose jobs in the U.S.
The economy suffers.
Some owners simply walk away. Authorities are overwhelmed with
diseased, crippled, and blind horses wandering state parks. Day by
painful day, the castoffs suffer endlessly. Would not death be more
humane? Others, transported to Mexico and Canada for final
dispersal, experience deplorable conditions. All the while, the AR
people are asking the federal government (that’s us folks, the very
people they want to take animal ownership from in the first place)
to subsidize their ill thought out plan. This means the AR people
want OUR TAX MONEY to offset their erroneous actions.
Would it not be wiser to address the way these animals actually meet
their final disposition? In all areas of life there are
irresponsible people wanting others to take up the slack in both
animals and children. We must accept the fact the government cannot
legislate “compliance”. Most Animal Right laws are preposterous and
have no affect regarding animal welfare.
AR people should direct their efforts to children born with drug and
alcohol addiction IF they want to pursue a deserving cause. Housing
and care for those of the human race suffering on a daily basis is
desperately needed as well as food, clothing, and a warm place to
Animal Rights Want Your Bacon!
WHY DON’T THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ADDRESS THESE HUMAN ISSUES?
Because their belief is “a child has no more value than an animal.”
All are equal in their eyes. “A Cat is a Dog is a Boy is a Rat!”
(Patty Strand’s The High Jacking of the Humane Movement) What is the
answer? Prairie Farms magazine reports AR people interfering in hog
production. Janeen Salak-Johnson of the University of Illinois says
“In my opinion, if this issue was truly about animal welfare, then
an optimized stall system, as well as an optimized group system,
would be an acceptable choice.”
Let us further analyze this. Sows normally give birth in a
barn. Each sow lies in an enclosure that insures piglets nurse at
will, yet will not be crushed by her enormous weight. Suggesting a
birthing room where sows give birth together is revealing.
Obviously, the Animal Rights people suggesting such housing
arrangements do not realize hogs are cannibalistic. An aggressive
sow defending her young can wipe out the entire community in nothing
flat. Sows eat flesh! A vicious sow will attack! Jumping a fence to
avoid being tossed face down in a muddy hog lot by an angry sow is
NOT something to be relished. Sows rip and tear with their tusks.
Protecting her young takes priority and a sow has few qualms about
taking out anything or anyone that stands in her way! The experience
of slopping a few hogs on a daily basis might further educate animal
Granted, I have reservations regarding veal calves. Rather than
attacking someone’s livelihood with a judgmental mindset, research
and interaction is required. Before passing laws banning processes,
society should offer new and better solutions for all concerned.
But wait, I forget! Humane processing is not the animal rights
activist’s mantra. Their belief is that animals should not be a
slave to man in any manner! Man has no right to consume any animal
or product. The Animal Rights people want to ban wool clothing,
service animals, entertainment, zoos, performance sports, and
household pets. Such deprivation of animal and human interaction
becomes “THE UNETHICAL TREATMENT OF HUMANS” stripping away YOUR
Do not take for granted the pleasure of owning a pet. Do not
consider it your right to enjoy meat, eggs, wool, leather, circus
acts, zoos, and refuge parks. Shall we dispense with medical
research? When did burning a laboratory become acceptable, yet using
an animal in research to cure a deadly human disease is not? When
someone challenges the use of service animals that promote human
independence and dignity, we need to know why. If wearing warm
clothing or shoes is in question, we must look closely at those
pushing such an atrocious agenda. Using scare tactics on school
children, Animal Activists infiltrate every aspect of our lives.
Make no bones about it, THEY HAVE A PLAN!
Rights Want Your Freedom & Your Property
Such skewed thinking of Animal Rights Activists is evident in their
barbaric behavior and destruction of public property. How long will
society tolerate such actions and why do we fear them? We should
challenge their radical movement and expose their ridiculous ideas.
Why accept their lobbying of politicians to pass laws that have a
negative effect on both animals and people? Done under the guise of
“animal welfare”, Animal Activists collect huge sums of money from
well-intentioned people who get caught up in their web of deceit.
The biggest crime of all is that people will no longer be allowed to
own pets. Considered as “guardians”, fines and outrageous fees can
be imposed on pet owners. They will face lawsuits from the very
people who have NO PLACE to put our animals once they confiscate
them. Euthanasia of our pets in the name of the animals
rights is their solution! They demand over-inoculation that in turn
causes immune disease problems. Mandatory puppy spaying and
neutering causes incontinence and cancer and does not solve our
America is, or was, a place of tolerance. It accepted various ideas
and did not twist words to meet personal agendas. I do not like this
“new America” very much. I am tired of being told what I can, or
cannot do by ill-informed people. Force-feeding untruths down the
throats of pet owners and dog breeders, farmers, hunters, service
animals, and those in the entertainment world is simply wrong! Yet,
the AR activists run rampant while we live in fear of radical
repercussions. Animal activists are not nice people and they do not
Furthermore, they do not intend to quit!
it is time WE come out fighting. It is WE who must educate the
public. We need a big dog attitude because we cannot afford to roll
over and go “belly up”. Rather than running with the big dogs, we
have languished on the porch far too long. Pack behavior defeats the
Until then, It is ham and eggs for breakfast, good steaks on the
grill, and watching rodeos on TV with our faithful companions on our
laps. DO NOT take your freedoms for granted! Bad things happen
because good men are not vigilant. Contact your local public
officials and educate them regarding the difference between Animal
Right Activists and Animal Welfare before it is too late. No more
lip service, your IMMEDIATE ATTENTION IS REQUIRED!