Rights: Take a simple look at how the animal kingdom works, and then revisit animal rights rhetoric in a new light.
Probably not the kind of rights some
have in mind.
Are people animals? Not all of us consider ourselves to be just another animal, but if you do, welcome to the world of predation.
Animals eat animals.
been this way since the dawn of time. It is how nature works when it is in
Animals don't give animals rights in the animal kingdom.
Antelopes aren’t equal
to lions. Lions don’t stop for even one
second and ask, ‘If I eat that antelope, will I violate its rights?
Will I rob it of freedom?’ NO! Its cubs are yowling for steak dinner,
and its own belly is growling.
Animals aren't fooled by the rhetoric. They know that nature makes no promises and offers no 'right-to-life.'
As we watch antelopes dash away from lions on the Discovery Channel, we cheer for whichever animal ‘wins.’ We’re happy when the antelope escapes to get caught and eaten another day, and we’re happy when the lion catches and kills the antelope, because the bellies of the cubs will swell with much-needed nourishment.
Predation is ingrained in the DNA of every living creature, including humans.
All indigenous people-groups have been meat eaters, at least in their
earliest history. Throughout history the survival of mankind has hinged on the
meat, fur, and sinews of animals. It is in the psyche of humankind, even yours.
Prohibitions against eating animals frequently stem from religious sources.
There is a people group today that is vegetarian, but it is their religion, not their nature, that, for good and just as often for bad, prohibits the eating of meat.
Some Christians forbid eating meats, and it's not, apparently, a good thing:
We think there's much more to the rhetoric about animal abuse and rescue, etc., than any activist wants you to know, and it, too, smacks of religious fervor.
We're fairly confident that, when all is said and done,
animal rights campaigns have absolutely nothing to do with bettering the condition of
Some activist factions are determined to prohibit
all human uses of animals for any reason whatsoever. They call
themselves "Animal Abolitionists." That means no dogs, cats, rabbits,
cows, sheep, horses... No zoos. Nothing.
And you? You get to eat tofu, veggies, and garbanzo beans. Veganism is the only eating choice for humanity, a point held religiously.
Animal Rights activists cringe at the idea of animal welfare because just being nice to animals is not part of their plan. They want to take animals away from people entirely.
It takes huge effort and expense to stay healthy on a vegan diet.
Pictured is a Peruvian woman with a valuable young lamb. While mountain dwelling Incan Peruvians such as this woman have animals, they are so poor that they almost never eat them.
Rather, they grow and eat potatoes. Fried, boiled, and baked. Nothing but potatoes, eaten carefully so as to pick out the worms first. (Not sure why they pick out the worms, but they made me do it too.) They grow just barely enough potatoes to last them until the following year's harvest.
Only during occasional celebrations do they slaughter a goat, cook it in a hole in the ground (it's called "punchamunka" in Quechua, and it tastes amazing), and share the one animal among many people.
Potatoes by themselves will support life, just barely, but they do not provide enough protein or calories for optimum health. As a result, many generations of the entire Incan people-group have grown up with the resultant nutrient deficiency disease, kwashiorkor, that leaves its victims mentally deficient, and up to 50% of Incan children under 4 years old die of disease and malnutrition.
True veganism leads to another deficiency - Vitamin B12 deficiency, which eventually results in neurological problems and then death.
No, vegan diets are not only NOT ideal, they are dangerous, most especially when you don't have the capability or the means to make the myriad dietary adjustments that must be made when you forego eating animal-based nutrition.
Many societies across the globe rely upon their herds for sustenance, without which they would starve to death. Pictured is a herd of goats in Mongolia. The geography and weather do not lend themselves to growing grain, but the environment there is perfect for goats.
Some animal rights activists hold their anti-animal beliefs so strongly, so religiously, that they are willing to resort to trespassing and illegal terrorist tactics - releasing caged animals by the hundreds into the wild, even stealing beloved pet rabbits from children’s hutches in the dead of night, then bragging about the ‘rescues.’
That's why we think that...
The animal rights campaign against 'animal abuse' is simply an outward excuse used to convince the masses to ‘join the cause.’
They just don't want you to know the full scope of 'the cause.'
Plenty of animal rights activists get all worked up over barnyard animals.
They think ANY use of ANY creature is a robbery of the animal right to freedom.
Do you realize that sheep cannot survive in the wild without people to look after them?
There is no ‘wild’ in them, and never was. They have no natural means of self defense, and they are too stupid to fend for themselves. Besides, who would shear them? Without shearing, they will die.
In the Garden of Eden, God made tunics of skin for Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21). I don’t know if Adam and Eve had steak for supper that night, however it is clear that at least one animal died at God’s hand so He could give its skin to humans. I have no reason to doubt that God acted in a supremely humane manner.
Abel, the second son of Adam and Eve, was a sheep rancher by trade. It is certain that sheep needed a shepherd from the earliest days, and that mankind continued to herd and use sheep (and other animals) for various reasons from the outset of known history.
We realize that not all people will share our viewpoint.
Nevertheless, our goal is to encourage and support all those
who are wisely and kindly breeding and raising rabbits (and other animals) for
meat, pets, show and fur.
Other animal rights articles you may enjoy:
We know this page is fairly opinionated, so we'd like to know what you think.
What are your feelings about animal rights...animal welfare...doing away with all uses of any animals whatsoever...?
Do tell, but do keep it courteous...and thanks for sharing!
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
Thank you for being another voice pointing out the animal rights agenda Not rated yet
Animal 'rights' organizations are about 'saving' animals to death. PETA's euthanasia rates speak for themselves. They believe animals have the 'right' …
Animals aren't humans, and don't want our 'rights' Not rated yet
With the exception perhaps of the Great Apes, other species don't require or benefit from special protections from us. Animal rights is not in their best …
Voice of Sanity Amidst Babble Not rated yet
I completely agreed with your viewpoint, that there is no such thing as Animal Rights per se. However I do believe it is our responsibility to make sure …