Germany: The Criminal Treatment of Animals is Taken for Granted.


Today is the day of human rights.
I read that on the first page of a local newspaper.
Since 1948, the Human Rights Day is celebrated annually on the 10th of December. “
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” says the UN Human Rights Charter.
Article 3 says: “
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”
Article 4 says: “
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”

As I was leafing through the newspaper, I came across three advertisements about animals, under the category “Agricultural Products”:
The first was: “Fresh offspring to sell directly from the farm. Please pre-order, our slaughter animals are limited because of holidays “!
Then: “turkeys – half or whole, from free-range, ready to roast dismantled directly from farm”.
And the third ad: “Slaughter rabbits, especially low priced, as well as one lamb slaughtered fresh on order to sell”.

And then I thought of the animals I fight for.
I thought of their rights, for which there is no charter.

Why should human beings alone have the right to life, freedom and security, and deny the same rights to other beings capable of suffering?

Who gives us the right to still keep animals as slaves, to torture them and thus to decide that animals have no right to life, freedom and happiness?


And if human rights oppose slavery, torture, discrimination and violence, under what law may this injustice be the daily routine for billions of chickens, pigs, cattle, fish and innumerable other non-human animals?

But even if all of this is not totally abolished with respect to people, and massive human rights violations are condemned, the criminal treatment of animals is taken for granted.

I refuse to put human rights first.

People are not more important, they are not better, and they do not deserve to live privileged in relation to animals.

And I hate people who turn my holidays into mourning days, because no matter what kind of animal, these days mean massive killing days for the animals.
People celebrate by taking animals’ lives. In the midst of the misery, suffering and unhappiness of animals, people are happy and exuberant, do not waste a second of their thoughts on life, what they have taken – whether the Christmas goose in Germany, the carp in Austria, the turkey in the US.

No! I reject the dictatorship of human rights.

I am against the hypocrisy of equal rights, based only on human superiority.

I am for the recognition of animal rights.


Best Regards to all




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