thankful that our growing numbers in the Animal Rights Movement are still
By Jason Miller
On May 10, 2010, I participated in a
protest sponsored by PETA, a group with which I’m not affiliated, despite my
appreciation for some of their efforts on behalf of Animal Rights and for
their ongoing public support of the efforts of militant underground groups
like the Animal Liberation Front.
While I’d seen photos of similar
PETA props (human “meat” wrapped in cellophane and resting in “meat” trays),
that was my first time witnessing the spectacle in person. Aside from the
obvious attention-grabbing shock value of two packages of human “meat”
laying on the sidewalk in the affluent Country Club Plaza shopping district
of Kansas City, this demonstration appealed to me because it employed
tactile activism (a term coined by my ally, Anthony Botti), one of my
favorite tactics. Injecting some reality into an abstraction can have quite
an effect on the human psyche.
Given the depth of inculcation ensured
by billions of dollars spent by myriad agricultural entities and individuals
to dull our empathy and incarcerate our consciences, people who continue to
murder nonhuman animals or remain complicit in their murder by eating their
rotting flesh sometimes need to be psychologically sledge-hammered to jar
them to their senses.
Yes, as the protest signs read, Meat is Murder.
Like a vast majority of people, I was an accomplice to the mass murder of
billions of animals for years. Given the group psychosis that encourages and
endorses our sociopathy toward nonhuman animals, clearly forgiveness and
amnesty are just for those who attain enlightenment and end their
socioculturally-induced addiction to rotting animal flesh and reproductive
As for those humans who become aware that nonhuman animals are sentient
beings, are subjects of a life, experience emotions, form complex social
structures, and have a far greater cognitive capacity than humans can
imagine, yet continue to insist upon murdering our nonhuman brethren, why
not save billions of nonhuman animals each year by emptying the prison
industrial complex of its non-violent drug offenders and replacing them with
these incorrigible nonhuman animal murderers?
“meat murderers” would have access to water but no food. In order to survive
and to satiate their blood lust and compulsion to consume rotting flesh,
they would have to eat one another. Their incarceration would include a
Temple Grandin-designed, state-of-the-art slaughtering and “meat” processing
facility, replete with the “meat” trays and cellophane to show-case their
now edible comrades. After all, familiarity breeds comfort and the grocery
store presentation would probably help them overcome their aversion to
cannibalism. Though in their case, it might not be necessary to even feign
So how would we identify the incorrigible meat murderers?
Quite simply. We would have each US citizen spend a day at a factory farm,
viewing the various facets of “meat murder,” and we would then force them to
watch the movie Earthlings. The people who refused to refrain from
committing or abetting “meat murder” after those experiences would be
sentenced to vegan re-education, as described above.
As for those who
got eaten by their fellow inmates, well, that’s called Karma. Meat murderers
who developed a taste for human flesh would become lifers. The ones who
refused to eat and managed to avoid becoming meals would receive parole
contingent on becoming and remaining vegan.
To the malignant,
unapologetic “meat murderers” who whine incessantly that we vegans and
vegetarians are attempting to “force our agenda” on society at large, our
efforts pale in comparison to your indoctrination machine that practically
forces meat, milk, and eggs down peoples’ throats. My satirical scenario
above would be an example of us truly “pushing our values” on you.
Glenn Beck and all you media mouth-pieces who whore themselves to the Animal
Industrial Complex, go fuck yourselves. And be thankful that our growing
numbers in the Animal Rights Movement are still relatively small.
Jason Miller, the Senior Editor and Founder of TPC, is a tenacious vegan
abolitionist and animal rights activist who lives in Kansas. He has a
boundless passion for animal liberation and anti-capitalism. Addicted to
reading and learning, he is mostly an autodidact, but he studied liberal
arts and philosophy at the University of Missouri Kansas City. In early
2005, he founded the widely read radical blog, Thomas Paine’s Corner. Jason
is an accomplished, prolific essayist and his writings on social and
political issues have appeared on hundreds of alternative media websites
over the last few years. He is a press officer for the North American Animal
Liberation Press Office, an editor for The Right to Have and Arm Bears and
Canine Crusaders, and the founder of Bite Club of KC, a grassroots animal
rights activist group which he started in Kansas City in 2009 and through
which he and his allies give animal exploiters some serious hell. You can
reach him at
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