posted on Jun, 18 2006 @ 05:27 AM
these slaughter videos take the absolute worst things and blow them up so that it appears as if they are commonplace. there is another thread in which
i stated my opinion on this matter, and i feel taht it will be relevant here, as well, so i'll copy it in just a moment. first, however, i'll
discuss the propaganda spewed forth by PETA and the vegan movement (vegetarians, contrary to my own prior beliefs, are really amazing people, if a bit
first off, i won't deny that animal cruelty, in some cases sick animal cruelty, is a fact. it does occur, and i agree that it does need to be
stopped. the problem occurs when groups like PETA and ALF harm other people, in many cases innocent of the actual cruelty themselves (one who knows
about it but does not partcipate), in order to 'teach a lesson'.
yes, it's true that legal channels would be useless, as our nations beauracracy is a quickly sinking ship. yes, it's true that the only way to
resolve an issue like this with urgency is dramatic action - however, they've taken the wrong actions.
when it's found that a particular farm or individual or laboratory is exceedingly cruel in its testing practices, they should first be subpoena'd
and reported to the authorities. most communities treat animal cruelty with high priority. if the actions continue, legal action should be pursued - i
understand full well that legal recourse takes months at times, but if you consider that the individual being prosecuted won't be able to commit the
acts any further, then you're saving many future generations from further cruelty. in time, it would become evident that these practices are
intolerable and will decrease in occurence.
as i stated in my previous diatribe on this matter (in the other thread), i understand but do not sympathize with 'terrorist' actions. something
needs to be done, but think of the long term - harming other people and vandalizing property only causes to diminish your cause in the eyes of the
public. you're ostracizing yourselves - this is not a war to be fought with weapons and propaganda (scare tactics, ala the slaughter videos and many
of the photos circulated by peta in their pamphlets), it should be fought with truth and actual legislation. once it is seen that a valid effort is
being made to stop cruelty (not the entirety of the meat-producing industry), then the public and the government will look on with a more sympathetic