Again this past week the Animal Rights Activists were in the news as one of them hired someone to kill a person wearing a fur coat. According to the news article the woman wanted to be nearby when the event took place so she could pass out pamphlets. Fortunately the person she hired was a law enforcement person who subsequently arrested her. These people who claim to be helping animals are actually doing the opposite. To explain I’ll relate the conversation of a friend of mine from the past.
My friend related to me that he did some trapping in the winter to get some extra income. When the anti-fur movement damaged the market for furs the amount of money he could get for furs dropped. So many trappers quit. A couple years later when there was a demand for furs my friend found that the pelts were not worth much. The abundance of the furry animals caused the next link in the food chain to be devoured. The result was too many creatures and not enough food. The furry creatures were starving to death. Few if any were healthy. So in the name of helping animals the Animal Rights Activists were causing the animals to starve to death. So is that beneficial to the animals?
So how did these people become so misguided? It was recently in the news that a presidential candidate referred to their credo as religion. This brought a lot of press and discussion. So what is the definition of religion? My definition is “A set of rules to be followed without a scientific basis”. For those of the Christian faith who would question this definition I refer to their Bible which reads “Without faith it is impossible to please God”. As pointed out above the Animal Rights Activists follow a creed that does not have science to back them up. So why are they so fanatical? To address the psychology of the movement they may have a void in their lives with a feeling of a lack of accomplishment. I propose that they most likely are unhappy with themselves, maybe even hate themselves, and by harming others under the guise of a “cause” they feel better about themselves. Many times people who are unhappy with themselves take it out on anyone who disagrees with them. Maybe more real science in the schools would help prevent such warped reasoning.