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They Are All Cecil

September 8, 2015
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Courtesy of Warrior of Light Facebook page

Courtesy of Warrior of Light Facebook page

Source Free from Harm
By Lorelei Plotczyk

Cecil reveals our glaring moral inconsistencies

Few issues cause more discomfort and hostility than openly questioning the practice of breeding, feeding, watering, and slaughtering tens of billions of sentient animals annually, which we do today in the total absence of necessity.

I want to be liked as much as the next gal, so when posting on my personal social media accounts, I try not to alienate myself from friends and family, the majority of whom love animals — or at least wouldn’t intentionally hurt one — but who have not (yet!) peeled back the layers that normalize the pervasive atrocities of animal agriculture affecting animals, people, and planet. For better or worse, I mostly compartmentalize these issues for discussions with like-minded folks. I’m working on that.

But the public’s justifiably outraged reaction to a lion named Cecil being killed by a hunter who paid $50,000 to do so makes it difficult to remain silent about the glaring moral inconsistencies that recently plastered many Facebook feeds.

Animal Rights BC (Before Cecil)

Here’s the deal. A man paid someone to allow him to kill an animal for pleasure.

Most people, on the other hand, pay people to kill animals for them, also for their pleasure.

Yes, in our society today, we eat animals for pleasure, not necessity. More on that in a minute.

It’s a wonderful thing when people speak up for human rights concerning specific races, genders, or sexualities. Most likely, someone who does so is not then proceeding to intentionally exploit humans outside of the group they’re defending at that particular moment. That would just be ridiculous and incredibly hypocritical. Can you imagine, for example, someone with a rainbow profile picture enthusiastically posting a racist photo?

Yet when most people speak up for the rights of certain animals — often dogs, particularly those left in hot cars — they then turn around and proceed to intentionally exploit animals outside of the group they’re defending at that moment, particularly those species they’ve been hypnotized by society to assign little to no moral consideration. This is equally ridiculous and hypocritical as the above example.

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Courtesy of Brain on Hugs

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we are all equal
and our beauty,
real
that so many
believe otherwise
is, for animals
a terrible deal.
ALL life has
value and
its own
special grace.
please open your
hearts to all
who dwell
with us upon
earthspace.

thank you

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


6 Comments leave one →
  1. J. David Scott permalink
    September 8, 2015 5:23 am

    How very true…and how very sad.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Diane permalink
    September 8, 2015 5:30 am

    an incredibly beautiful article-so so true, and why cant humans see this is beyond me.
    thank you
    Diane Easey
    Cape Town
    7441

    Liked by 4 people

  3. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    September 8, 2015 5:59 am

    we are all equal
    and our beauty,
    real
    that so many
    believe otherwise
    is, for animals
    a terrible deal.
    ALL life has
    value and
    its own
    special grace.
    please open your
    hearts to all
    who dwell
    with us upon
    earthspace.

    thank you

    Liked by 3 people

  4. September 9, 2015 7:20 am

    Sadly People just don’t want to see their disconnection and the contradictions in their lifestyles. Great piece and great pics.

    Like

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