I would like to know why you and the majority of 'progressives' show no awareness of or interest in or compassion for the animals who share the planet with us. Are these beings really not in your consciousness at all?
KAREN DAVIS: Dear Michael Moore, You and I are on the same side of social justice and politics. I appreciate your commentaries and exhortations on behalf of victimized human beings and, in a general way, the environment and the “climate.”
But I would like to know why you and the majority of “progressives” show no awareness of or interest in or compassion for the animals who share the planet with us. Progressives talk about the planet and climate change in a very abstract way. To read you and others, it’s as if nothing and nobody exists outside the human isolation chamber – a self-constructed prison containing only ourselves and our ever-mounting mountains of trash. “Out there” is “the climate” which we have to consider because our abuse of the earth and its creatures, whom we are either exterminating or incarcerating, is affecting the human animal’s pursuit of happiness (shopping, money, materialism) adversely.
Perhaps my memory is faulty, but I seem to recall hearing you on MSNBC a few years ago speaking in a somewhat jocular manner about shooting birds, for fun, with your friends growing up. Pretty soon, there will be few or no birds left, the rate of their decline, because of us, is so dramatic. The only birds will be the countless chickens, turkeys, ducks and various others condemned to live in humanity’s toilet bowls and sewers, i.e., industrialized sheds in preparation to be tortured – TORTURED – with paralytic shocks prior to having their throats partially cut before millions and millions are scalded alive each year, in this country alone, in slaughterhouse scald water tanks – all this maniacal, human-manufactured FASCIST evil for “KFC” and depraved culinary savagery. Let us not omit the countless birds, mammals, and other poor souls being tortured, with impunity, in NIH-funded laboratories in the U.S. and elsewhere…
Are mainstream “progressives” congenitally incapable of even acknowledging the existence of beings outside ourselves? We are ruining the planet for all these creatures who are NOT ruining the planet. Are these beings really not in your consciousness at all? It isn’t just “Trumpism,” narrowly construed, that’s the problem. Toward our planet and its other-than-human individuals, species, homes and habitats, our species, with miniscule exceptions, is ALL TRUMPISM: brutal, callous, pitiless, selfish, sociopathic. I would appreciate a meaningful response from you. Please do not bother with a pro forma. Thank you for your time.
Karen Davis, PhD, President
United Poultry Concerns