let’s try this again, on bigotry and animal rights.


ok recently it was pointed out to me that I screwed up, my last post wound up about the impact of racism on animal rights, rather than on the basic incompatibility of the two mindsets . So let’s try this again, isn’t the entire popint of the animal rights movement, equality between peoples regardless of species, genus, subcategory, or any other difference? anything less than that is nothing short of glorified speciesism. By that logic humanity too are offshoots of the same species, families, ergo racism itself perpetuates speciesism, the very thing that keeps our nonhuman friends in cages.

 

Humans are just another species of ape, we just happened to get too smart for our own good and learn to stand upright, seems to me this gave us an advantage vs predators as we had greater elevation and the ability to wield tools, but came at a price. We as a species developed a tendency to consider that as we learned to use tools like a clever monkey we were superior. We forgot who we were and rested our laurels at the top of the food chain. Looking down at others as prey seems to have spread even to the point where within our own species we divided into groups, looking down on each other based on where our variation of the species fit. We started viewing others as inferior, that mentality doesn’t stop just because we go vegan , it seems to linger. To the point where those we see as different are all viewed as prey . This madness has to stop if we are ever ever ever to realise an end to speciesism we must all be equal, even among ourselves.

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