Animal products, animal riding, animal racing, hunting, pet breeding, rodeos, circuses, and zoos all have one very important thing in common: The fact that they are UNNECESSARY to human existence.
They are also all directly responsible for by far the majority of needless global suffering.
The following letter is a confrontation and challenge to self-proclaimed “animal lovers” who are still selfishly paying the mentioned industries to provide products and services of needless suffering. [AKA, those who eat and wear animal products and/or participate in animal sport/entertainment sectors.]
To whom it may concern,
You DO NOT love animals.
What you MEANT to say was, “I love the company and comfort of having “pets”.
Constantly I hear and see people say this. “I love animals”, always coming from people who EAT and WEAR animals, who label themselves “animal lovers” while also participating in the massive holocaust of countless species of animals.
Read the following slowly and make sure to comprehend it fully, really soak it in and then ask yourself how it sits with your current lifestyle:
If you are reading this sentence in the year 2018, you have absolutely zero justification or excuse for still choosing to contribute to animal agriculture. There is an infinite plethora of free information about how unnecessary animal products are that is practically jumping off the internet in your face.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE.
If you KNOW that these products of suffering and killing are unnecessary, which as I said you should know (there’s no excuse not to), then there is absolutely no justifiable reason for you to still be contributing to the production of them.
With that said, I’m sure my more competent readers can see how extremely ironic (and hypocritical) it is when a person suggests they’re some sort of patron saint of animals while also funding the breeding, exploitation, suffering, and killing of them.
You can not be a hero or champion of someone who you are an active oppressor of.
You do not “love” the innocent who you sentence to slavery and death.
You do not love animals, you love the GOODS and SERVICES they provide you with.
You may have an affinity for dogs, cats, horses, birds, and all the other “pets” bred for the sake of selfish human enjoyment and comfort; but you do not love animals. Loving animals is not loving some species for selfish reasons. Loving animals is not about the self at all.
You ARE NOT an “animal lover” just because you adopted a dog or two from a shelter. You ARE NOT an “animal lover” just because you have nine friends and they’re all cats. You ARE NOT an “animal lover” just because you like to be around horses or watch birds or feed wildlife.
And you CAN NOT be an “animal lover” if you’re still exploiting and using them – ANY of them – for their bodies.
Odds are if you’re a human in this world that you aren’t an animal lover at all… Though you probably beg to differ, right?