People often speak of hell in a joking manner, hoping by making light of it, there is no real threat, and it becomes a fanciful concept. For many animals hell is not a concept, it is a reality, these animals are born into it and will never leave its confines. Humans have assigned themselves as governors of this invisible kingdom, which is a “land from which no traveler returns”.The essence of compassion is placing yourself in another’s shoes and for human beings it remains a task few are willing to undertake because after all, aren’t humans superior to animals? And by whose authority is this said to be so? Well, humans, of course. Might makes right. A self-serving maxim. The conquering invaders are established on the planet and their will is imposed. The Weakness of the conquered is rewarded by requiring subservience to the Strong. The world is out of balance and SPECIESISM is the mechanism driving it forward.

There is a human being whose mental capacity is that of a vegetable and then there is a non-human animal who is sentient, self aware, capable of love, can feel pain, can perform the tasks assigned to it by nature, and cares for offspring. Which being would receive the utmost regard over the other? The answer is a surprise to none. Awarding consideration to an animal over a human, would be stripping humanity from the vegetable and that will never be allowed to happen, since humanness to humans is a sacrosanct state of being. A force of will once established is not easily dislodged. But an imbalance exists. The inhabitants of earth are comprised of 99% non human life, controlled by 1% human life. But the mores of the few control the many. The reason for the 6th Mass Extinction, plundering of earth’s resources, presently underway, is obvious.

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