Sunday, January 21, 2007

Here is a wonderful critique of peta, regarding the same stupid campaign that I just now learned about (see my entry below this one):


Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 by
Can Humans and Animals be Allies?
by Naomi Jaffe

"A world whose human power system is based on "might makes right," on the ruthless slaughter and violent exploitation of less powerful by more powerful humans, cannot possibly be a place of compassion (let alone justice) for non-humans. That is not to say the struggle for animal rights should wait. It is to say that its success depends on taking its place alongside the radical human movements whose vision is of overthrowing the lords of inequality in the name of another kind of system altogether. The animal rights movement can only be part of that tide of liberation when it understands and takes a stand against white supremacy and racism."