When people think of “animal rights” they think that taking good care of their family pet is the goal. It sounds right. It sounds like good common sense. After all, who could possibly be against taking better care of animals? Unfortunately, this feel good idea is the polar opposite of what the animal rights movement is truly about. They want you to think they are against the “abuse” of animals when they appeal for donations from you, they just don’t tell you that they view animal ownership itself as the abuse they are against
The animal rights movement seems like it is focused on being kinder to animals as a moral guise to cover their true activities which seeks to create an invisible barrier between humans and animals. To make a moral equality between the life of an ant and the life of a child. To end all human ownership of animals, end all domestication of animals. To remove animals from our plates, our barns, our homes, and our lives. The end goal of the animal rights movement is the exact same as their sisters in the environmentalist movement, they seek to end the free market system, seize and redistribute wealth, and gain power over others using our love for animals against us. Activists could really care less about the fate of the animals they claim to be speaking for. As I discuss in my recent book, The Art of Terror: Inside the Animal Rights Movement, the end result of most animal rights policies, the animals die.
The largest group in America today focused on taking your rights away and giving them to animals is the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The HSUS is a warm and fuzzy sounding group that constantly shills for donations to help them save animals. The problem is, HSUS doesn’t run a single pet shelter in America. Not one. They are not an umbrella group for any local “humane” society in your community. In reality they are a Washington, DC based vegan lobbyist group with $214,549,879 in assets, and morally opposed to pet ownership and meat consumption.
“One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals.
They are creations of human selective breeding.”
Wayne Pacelle President of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Every state in America has extensive and excessive animal care laws and regulations already on their books to ensure that animals receive good care from their human owners. That is not animal rights, though these activists want you to think it is. You will not find mentions of rights for animals in the Declaration of Independence or the United States Constitution. Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of both these documents would be rolling over in his grave at the thought of his documents applying to animals. What about the ‘right to air conditioning?’ Do you believe that all animals have a constitutional right to air conditioning? Urban voters passed a ballot initiative in Missouri in 2010, funded by the animal rights extremists of HSUS, which outlawed all farmers and dog breeders overnight. The Missouri bill which extremists promoted as an end to “puppy mills” immediately made all farmers into criminals for failure to provide air conditioning to their animals. To animal rights extremists the most common normal animal practices are all abuse. In Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources issued a regulation outlawing the ownership of any pig that isn’t solid pink in color. Making farmers into felons overnight.
To the animal rights movement, a frog’s life has more value than your right to a pond on your property. Human beings are suffering in California while all the water they need is instead given to the delta smelt (a bait fish) which has more right to life than anyone in the San Joaquin valley has a right to water. Under animal rights, the rights of a chicken are above the rights of the farmer who owns it. Voters in California approved another HSUS ballot initiative in 2008 that caused 50% of egg farmers to go out of business, making the price of eggs rise across this nation. Control the food supply, you control the people.
These extremists have bought their way into government across the board from Tom Vilsack, the Secretary of Agriculture to your local Animal Control Officer, now more than likely a closet member of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a domestic terrorist organization. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) now spends taxpayer money to promote Meatless Mondays as part of their promotion of veganism to reward their animal rights masters. They have infiltrated many large corporations and are working to take them down from the inside out. They are in your children’s schools and your local church. They have taken over providing training on their views of “animal law” to the National Sheriffs Association, to your local police department and animal control officers. Social vigilantism is encouraged as they set us against our neighbors and encourage people to report each other to the authorities.
As part of the moving goal post of their animal abolition goals, Fairfax County, Virginia has just outlawed the use of a dog leash for more than one cumulative hour per day, making it a crime of animal cruelty to walk your dog too much. Other counties nationwide are outlawing allowing dogs to stay outside in cold weather, instantly making farmers into felons for using live stock guardian dogs. Communities nationwide have low pet “limit” laws denying you the right to own the animals of your choice. Own three Malamutes, walk them 62 minutes on a 30 degree day, and you too might be a felon. Next thing you know, you and your neighbors will appear on the latest “animal abuser” registry that is floating around legislatures in a state near you and be banned from owning animals for life.
The right to own private property is a cornerstone of America. Our Founding Fathers viewed private property rights as existing above and beyond government. You not only have legal title and ownership of private property, you have the right to use that property as you wish. Animals are property, not our equals as the animal rights movement portrays, and as such, no legislature or court can ban or “limit” you from exercising your right to own and use or eat the animal of your choosing.
Katharine Dokken is a Public Affairs Specialist at The Cavalry Group and the author of, The Art of Terror: Inside the Animal Rights Movement, available on Amazon.