Animal advocacy is a funny ‘thing’ to be involved in.
The more vocal, or talk about issues, the more likely you are to become a target of those who want to maintain the status quo.
Though one thing you don’t expect is to be the target of those within the animal advocacy movement.
And that is exactly what has happened to me recently.
A little over four years ago I wrote an article asking “How Entrenched Is Bullying Within The Animal Advocacy Movement?”
While I do hold high hopes for this ‘movement’, sadly things aren’t getting better.
In fact, I genuinely believe they are getting worse.
Which is especially concerning considering that this is a ‘movement’ that is supposedly based on compassion, and removing oppression.
It seems that the only way to ensure you don’t become the target of the social media bullies is to support the status quo.
Except that isn’t what veganism is about.
This article is a follow up piece to the article “Activists Shut Down Slaughterhouse… For Nothing“.
Since that time, I have received all sorts of condemnation and abuse.
- I don’t know what I am talking about
- I am anti-vegan
- I am a meat industry shill
- I can’t see the bigger picture
So, I decided that another article, clearing up things up was warranted.
In what some say is a huge win “for the animals”, activists “shut down” a slaughterhouse in Gleneagle, Queensland.
For a whole four hours.
Yes, you read that right. 4 hours.
In the scheme of things, that’s hardly being shut down now is it?
The stunt was organised by Animal Liberation Queensland and Aussie Farms.
They claim it was done to bring awareness to the plight of bobby calves, and encourage people to “ditch dairy”.
Did you watch the “Vegan Hour” ‘interview’ with two of the Animal Justice Party Queensland ‘candidates’ last night?
If you did, did you notice that they are deceiving you into voting for them on Saturday?
Clip is below if you missed it.
After spending the time watching it, it has reaffirmed in my mind why I won’t be, and I do not believe any other vegan or animal rights advocate should either.
My favourite ‘reducetarian’ is back at it ridiculing vegans and veganism.
What I would like to know is, why do those who don’t understand or do not want to be vegan are so intent on putting it down.