Imagine someone going out and shooting a random man on the street, in the head, just the right spot to kill him quickly. Killer feels proud and macho and approved of by society and its pretty girls because he took the guy down quickly, he barely even knew what happened. His life is over…his life which Killer deemed for the taking, as the guy was out minding his own business. Killer did it “humanely”!
Never mind the dead man’s right to his life, or his family or other loved ones, his dependents. Never mind that he has a home that will be without him now, all his life’s accumulations, his work, his dreams and aspirations, his goodness…his mere right to not have his life ended by Killer on a whim. Never mind those who may be devastated at losing him and now have to get through life without him.
Bang bang, I shot him down!
Almighty Killer had an urge and determined that the victim was to die with that bullet in his brain. It was Killer’s “choice.” And besides, Killer needed to do it, because it’s always been said that a man isn’t a man until he takes another man’s life. Besides, the body will now be used to advance scientific knowledge, as there’s always plenty of cadaver dissecting needing doing in anatomy classes all over the place.
So Killer has succeeded with flying colors at this great Rite of Passage. Meaning he’s a random target on the streets as well, but he considers himself lucky, and good at sensing danger, running, shielding, hiding. One of the elite in that survival game called life.
Here’s one for the Great Human Gene Pool, our brave hero: Killer.
Well boy howdy!…Lookie what I bagged!!!
Animal killers like to say animals have it worse in nature with other animals because they get torn apart, die of starvation, many other real hardships. But it’s usually the old, weak, sick, etc., who are able to be caught…those not so depended upon by their packs/families anymore. It’s the way of nature…although not something to celebrate or make even worse, as in those hobbyists out there playing macho games with their firearms and other blatantly unfair artifices. And they commonly take the biggest and strongest, for bragging rights and photo ops, which leaves the animals’ dependents bewildered and suffering, and their biological evolution set back.
All in all, “hunting” by humans is an outrageous and thorough, sadistic disregard for everything and everyone, except for Killer’s wants. Sure, the one-shot-dead idealist is not as heinous as the gut shooter excited by animals’ drawn-out suffering and dying, but the “kind” killing is still unneeded and wrong.
People will then boast of their Big Brains as justification for the right to exploit and take lives as they do. As if the “big brain” grew to become a ruthless domineering and killing organ rather than for thoughtfulness and compassion, to respect life with, and to realize deserved self-respect. To have real strength as opposed to bullying.
We’re human beings, after all, capable of inventing just about anything and making it work…so we should always strive to do good rather than its opposite.
Animal abusers/killers have no real self-respect, it’s impossible. To honor their own lives they first must honor life in general, care about the experiences of others, help alleviate suffering whenever able. Protect life, love it, then you cannot gleefully (or sanctimoniously) snuff it out and think you’ve done something exciting or good. You may be excited at your ability to end the life of another, unfairly and needlessly. But what is that excitement over, really? At your ruthless cleverness? But that’s not human, or shouldn’t be.
But we’re omnivores, look at our teeth!
Hunters will say people need the meat, that we’ve been eating animals for thousands of years, and that what hunters do is better than animal farming and slaughterhouses. This is usually said to imply that the kindhearted Killer doesn’t eat KFC or McDonald’s. But I’d bet that in most if not all cases, any time commercially produced meat/eggs/dairy (say a bucket of KFC) is in front of a “hunter,” he/she is scarfing it. And the rest of what he/she eats animal-wise has caused great suffering and hardship to those animals’ packs/herds/family. And even without a family, that animal’s life was just as worthwhile and deserving of respect by humans solely for being sentient and alive as we are. Having reproduced or being surrounded by lots of company does not make a life more worthwhile, whether animal or human.
This is the way things are, accept it!
So, accept rape and murder of people too since it’s the way things are? No.
The fact that animals are not us is no excuse for coldly disregarding them, as people have been conditioned and programmed to do for millennia. It may have been a matter of survival long ago, to either kill and eat, or starve to death. But that is certainly not the case now.
Same goes for all of our uses and killing of animals habitually done just because it’s always been that way. “It’s always been that way” can be used as an excuse for all sorts of terrible things to continue forever. None of us want that. It is time to change our ways as a species. Each one of us, together, in strength.
Put the tired excuses out of everyone’s misery…
Once they’ve come over to the “other side,” those now rejecting animal foods will often hear, “plants feel pain,” “you kill field mice!” and other such toxic nonsense used in defense of deliberately abusing and killing animals. I say, try not to let your time be wasted like that. If responding at all, consider asking such people how they justify meat/egg/dairy-veal factories, slaughterhouses, or hunters using war weaponry on animals, when we do not need animals in our diets. Nor do we need to exploit and kill them for any other excuse. Again, our great capabilities override any “need” to deliberately ruin existence for and take the lives of others.
Can anyone really see a good purpose for deluded bullies?
Let’s get going at last, and move on to a far better sort of world…