What do veganism, the movie "Blackfish" and the proposal to ban Central Park carriage horses all have in common?
They are all results of the extremist animal rights agenda to eliminate animals from our lives.
The official “Animal Rights Agenda” was drafted in 1987 and included in the Green Party platform, and was also published in ‘Animals Agenda’ magazine. The “Agenda” includes these statements of policy:
- We strongly discourage any further breeding of companion animals, including pedigreed or purebred dogs and cats.
- We encourage vegetarianism for ethical, ecological, and health reasons.
- We call for the eventual elimination of animal agriculture.
- We believe that animals should be left in their appropriate environments in the wild, not showcased for entertainment purposes.
- Hunting, trapping, and fishing for sport should be prohibited.
People scoffed at groups like PETA. "Those crazy ideas will NEVER take hold!" they said.
But here we are, nearly 30 years later. And we can see that the campaign for animal rights has had a definite influence on society. Inch by inch, bit by bit, these animal rights concepts are taking root in the public psyche.
Veganism is promoted in our schools and in many commercial food enterprises.
Laws restricting breeding of pets are being seen in many areas.
Pet stores are being attacked for selling pets, and laws are being passed to prohibit them from doing so.
Humaniacs are infiltrating agriculture with moles and fabricating videos that supposedly demonstrate "abuse".
In California, the name of the Department of Fish and Game was recently changed to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. A subtle but disturbing shift. The term "wildlife" is not necessarily synonymous with "game".
Animals have lived outdoors in a wide range of temperatures since time immemorial, but suddenly the government is confiscating dogs that are kept outdoors. "Too cold", they claim.
Demonstrators attacked the Sea World float at this year's Rose Parade in Pasadena, and masses of ordinary people who saw the movie "Blackfish" are now proclaiming "I'll never go to Sea World again!"
The film "Blackfish", filled with misrepresentations and lies, was produced by anti-captivity animal rights activists with an agenda. The lies are being slowly revealed, but the damage to the reputation of marine parks has already been done. It's a little too late to put the toothpaste back into the tube now. Animal activists know that getting in the first strike is imperative to shock and sway the attitude of the public.
Horses have been bred for centuries to pull carriages, but according to animal rights extremists, this is now an abusive form of "slavery".
The comparison of animals to human "slaves" or animals to human victims of genocide should be deeply offensive to people everywhere.
New York City's new mayor DeBlasio has vowed to put an end to the horse carriage industry in that city. He is not only pandering to animal rights groups; he has an ulterior motive for banning horse-drawn carriages. The pricey real estate currently occupied by the stables has been promised to a campaign contributor.
The mayor has hidden his agenda to pad his own wallet behind wild-eyed humaniac crusaders who want to "free the horses". Freed, to join the masses of other horses who are slaughtered because of lack of resources to feed and house them. A horse without a paying job is a dead horse.
The campaign against animal agriculture could not be more clearly delineated. Miyun Park, HSUS Vice President from 2005-2009, said at an animal rights conference in 2006: “We don’t want any of these animals to be raised and killed [for food]…unfortunately we don’t have the luxury of waiting until we have the opportunity to get rid of the entire industry. And so because of that….we work on promoting veganism.”
And thanks to this "work", humane and ethical measures designed to keep animals safe, such as cages for chickens or prods to keep cattle on their feet, are now viewed as "cruelty".
Our largely urban society does not have any realistic understanding of agricultural animal management. Few people nowadays live on farms, and those who never gave a second thought to where their dinner came from see a video with trumped-up incidents of farm animal cruelty, and suddenly they embrace veganism with a born-again religious fervor.
The end justifies the means, to radical activists. Lies about supposed animal cruelty and abuse justify the goal of getting people to reject the very basic and natural human-animal relationships. Once the humaniacs gain public acceptance of their claims of exploitation and abuse, it is easier to push through more and more laws that restrict animal ownership.
Step by step, eliminating the human-animal connection. That's the goal of groups like PETA, HSUS, and the ASPCA, and that goal is gradually becoming reality.