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Category: Animal Rights

Nov 20 2022

Animal Rights Kooks Kill Minks

How righteous animal rights activists must feel when they “rescue” animals — by getting them senselessly killed:

Up to 40,000 mink were released on Monday night from a farm in northwest Ohio and around 10,000 remain on the loose.

Graffiti vandalism made it clear this was the handiwork of Animal Liberation Front.

Of the minks released many were shot and killed by disgruntled locals, others were hit by cars and some were recaptured by farm workers.

So many carcasses lined the roads besides the farm that a snow plow was brought in to clear away their bodies, Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach said.

Minks are pests. They prey greedily on chickens and even attack small pets. Minks released from farms lack the hunting skills to survive in the wild. Evidently their liberators have failed to indoctrinate them into vegan ideology.

Attacks on mink farms is a fad among moonbats:

In the last two weeks a group known as the Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for releasing around 1,000 minks from another farm in Massillon, Ohio, and another 800 from a farm in northern Michigan.

Minks are raised for their valuable pelts. It does not occur to moonbats that there would be few minks if they were not farmed, much less that people have a right to their property.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 10 2022

California Kooks Come After Bacon Nationwide

The lunatic left authoritarianism that has come to define California does not stop at the state line. Militant flakes in the Land of Fruits and Nuts are coming after pork — nationwide:

California voters in 2018 approved a ballot initiative that established minimum confinement standards for farm animals sold as meat in the state. The law effectively requires that adult female pigs be housed in large group pens even though nearly all hog farmers keep them in individual pens, in part to prevent disease from spreading.

Moonbat activists don’t know much about pig farming. Yet they will tell pig farmers how to do their job. If it drives the farmers out of business, so much the better, because meat is hurtful to animals and offensive to the climate.

That’s the problem of those who haven’t figured out how to escape California, right? Wrong. Left Coast tyranny is the whole country’s problem.

About 99.9% of the nation’s pigs are born and raised outside California. The law is an attempt to regulate out-of-state farms, and it imposes costs on farmers that raise prices for consumers across the U.S. Slaughterhouses process hogs from different sources together, and there’s no practical way to separate pigs raised for consumers in California’s market.

Farms across the country are faced with an ultimatum: let leftist screwballs who hate you dictate how you run your business, or lose the nation’s most populous state as a market.

Fortunately, the last major institution not under leftist control may intervene.

Pork producers say California’s law violates the so-called dormant Commerce Clause, which is the constitutional doctrine that prohibits states from imposing excessive burdens on interstate commerce.

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to California’s attack on pork tomorrow. The stakes are high:

If [California’s] regulations are allowed to stand, why couldn’t it also prohibit the sale of goods from companies that don’t comply with its CO2 emissions caps?

The mere size of its population could allow California to impose all manner of moonbattery on the rest of the country.

Meanwhile, other authoritarian kooks want to take away our bacon on an international basis in the form of the Plant Based Treaty:

The adoption of a Plant Based Treaty as a companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement will put food systems at the heart of combating the climate crisis. The Treaty aims to halt the widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture, to promote a shift to more healthy, sustainable plant-based diets and to actively reverse damage done to planetary functions, ecosystem services and biodiversity.

Leftism is inherently totalitarian. It demands that everyone everywhere conform to it in everything. Consequently, no freedom — not even the freedom to eat a normal human diet — is safe so long as moonbattery festers anywhere.

On tips from Varla and Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 06 2022

Tackled Moonbat Alex Taylor Files Police Report

A moonbat named Alex Taylor ran onto the field during Monday night’s NFL game between the Rams and the 49ers with a device emitting pink smoke. This made him eligible to be tackled. Ram defenders Bobby Wagner and Takk McKinley brought him down so that security could bring him in. It was the most satisfying NFL play since the last time Colin Kaepernick was sacked.

Since we are living in Clown World, Taylor has filed a police report:

Taylor is an activist on behalf of the organization Direct Action Everywhere. A fellow member of the organization, Allison Fluty, tried to run onto the gridiron as well, but was tackled by security before reaching the playing field.

They sought to bring attention to a trial in which two animal rights activists are facing charges for stealing two pigs from a factory farm in Utah in 2017.

The organization called the hit on the activist a “blatant assault.”

If Taylor really wants the police involved, they ought to arrest him for trespassing, disorderly conduct, and being a sniveling jackass. Then a judge ought to sentence him to serve as a tackling dummy for the Rams for the rest of the season.

On a tip from Lyle.

Aug 29 2022

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: NYC Kebab-Eater

Animal rights kooks went wild in New York City on Saturday as part of PETA’s “World Day for the End of Speciesism”:

The animal rights activists were furious that people were eating ice cream.

Not even Joe Biden is enough of a moonbat for vegans.

Outside the Fendi store, protesters spilled fake blood and said the luxury fashion brand had “blood on its hands.” There were also screams of, “50 dead animals for one fur coat!”

No word on how many dead eagles for 1 kilowatt-hour of inefficient green energy.

The crowd demanded a “fur-free NYC” in front of the Louis Vuitton store.

To a moonbat, freedom is a world free of all the things they don’t like.

Outside a McDonald’s restaurant, demonstrators yelled, “It’s not McDonald’s, it’s mcmurder!”

McDonald’s would be wise to run with this in a new advertising campaign. It shares a consumer base with rap, which is well known for monetizing the glorification of violence.

Standing near the front door of the Nike store, animal activists claimed that the colossal shoe manufacturer kills 2 million kangaroos a year.

Then a countermoonbat calmly tossed a wrench into the wokeness:

One man infiltrated the protest and trolled the animal rights activists by eating shish kebab right in front of the demonstrators. Multiple animal activists lost their minds because the man had the audacity to eat meat. The scene became incredibly intense, but the vitriol didn’t stop the man from enjoying his shish kebab.

In a world succumbing to moonbattery, just eating a shish kebab is an act of rebellion on behalf of sanity. Kudos:

In an astonishing example of the projection and gaslighting we have come to associate with moonbats, PETA campaign specialist Ashley Byrne implied that it was the kebab-eater who was throwing a tantrum:

“[I]t’s not unusual for some people to throw a tantrum. It’s nothing activists haven’t seen.

“We are provoking people to think,” Byrne said, “and if that thought makes them uncomfortable good.”

The moonbats became so unhinged precisely because the kebab-eater wasn’t uncomfortable about eating a normal human diet in front of them.

On tips from Wiggins and Occam’s Stubble.

May 13 2022

Animals and Plants Lawyer Up

If it were up to 49 of 50 Democrat Senators, humans would have no rights whatsoever up to the moment of birth. Yet liberals demand human rights for animals, plants, and even things that are not alive.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the lawyers of an elephant named Happy have filed a writ of habeas corpus, proclaiming her incarceration without due process at the Bronx Zoo is unlawful. Happy is not alone among nonhumans in enjoying legal representation:

In Florida, two lakes, a marsh and two streams sued to stop a development project. In Minnesota, manoomin, a type of wild rice, has filed a lawsuit to block an oil pipeline. Happy’s lawyers, the nonprofit Nonhuman Rights Project, have represented whales, chimpanzees and dolphins who they argue have the complex cognitive abilities and autonomy to merit legal personhood.

As for the cognitive abilities and autonomy of marshes and rice, they are at least equivalent to Joe Biden’s.

The moonbattery is global:

Courts and governments in countries including New Zealand, Bangladesh, India and Colombia have debated the rights of rivers, mountains and landscapes. Ecuador’s constitution gives “pachamama,” which translates to “Mother Earth,” a legally enforceable right to exist and flourish.

Proclaims Happy’s lawyer Seven Wise:

“We are trying to change the world.”

That’s what moonbats have been doing, all right — and not in favor of humans. All of the rights they want to bestow on animals, vegetables, swamps, etc. come at the expense of people.

Idaho lawmakers this spring passed a bill that bans environmental elements, artificial intelligence, nonhuman animals and inanimate objects from gaining personhood. Rep. Tammy Nichols, a Republican, said she introduced the bill because her constituents were concerned that a natural rights movement threatened the state’s farm industry and resources like lumber and minerals.

“If a pig has co-equal rights to you or I, and a farmer wanted to butcher that pig, it would be similar to the farmer wanting to butcher you or I,” she said. “That pig would have rights, so you can’t just go kill it.”

The same could go for eating rice.

As the abortion and global warming issues make clear, moonbattery is at its heart an antihuman ideology. That is what makes it more profoundly evil than any other form of totalitarianism, no matter how self-righteously people might like elephants.

On a tip from Varla.

May 11 2022

James Cromwell Glues Himself to Starbucks Counter

Moonbat ideology is associated with young people. Normal development causes them to outgrow it. Tragically, some never do. The results can be less than dignified. Consider 82-year-old actor James Cromwell:

Cromwell glued his hand to the counter of a Starbucks in New York City on Tuesday in protest, saying the company charges more for plant-based milk alternatives.

Having imposed himself on the franchise along with other activists, he inflicted moonbattery on the customers.

He decried the practice of separating dairy cows from their calves and then taking the milk that would have gone to nourishing the newborns.

“Mother cows cry for their infants for days,” said Cromwell, who plays anti-capitalist Uncle Ewan Roy on the critically acclaimed “Succession.”

Cromwell doesn’t have the smarts to grasp that if we didn’t breed them for meat, milk, and leather, there wouldn’t be any cows. Brains are optional in Tinseltown.

Croaks Cromwell:

“These mothers must endure the loss a child over and over again. They suffer no less than human mothers would.”

This may be true if you compare cows to his fellow Hollyweirdos, who make a sacrament of killing their own offspring.

Cromwell is possibly best known for starring in Babe back in 1995. The kid-friendly comedy features farm animals with human attributes. Like many actors, he may fail to realize that real life is different from the movies.

No one was arrested for this disturbance of the peace:

What a shame that Starbucks’ woke corporate posture does not protect it from moonbat bullying.

On a tip from Steve T and Varla.

Dec 17 2021

Massachusetts Virtually Bans Eggs

There is nothing moonbats won’t take away from you in the name of their twisted, antihuman ideology. Not even the basic staples of human existence — like eggs.

The Blaze reports:

In 2016, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed an animal treatment measure that, in part, made it illegal to sell eggs born of hens with less than 1.5 square feet of floor space in their enclosure. Now that decision, scheduled to take effect in 2022, is coming home to roost — and it’s threatening to wipe out the supply of eggs in the state.

The legislation is expected to decrease the Bay State’s egg supply by about 90% when it takes effect on the first of the year. The situation could get worse still as egg producers are driven into bankruptcy or out of the state.

However, eggs will still be available to our moonbat rulers no matter how extravagant the price, because they know how to monetize power. That’s why they don’t mind the inflation their policies cause.

The new standards, which apply to all egg products, cover eggs imported from other states, as well.

Similar moonbattery will soon make bacon all but unattainable in California.

Once liberalism has achieved critical mass in a given region, no extreme of tyranny is too insane to find public support.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Dec 02 2021

Apes Canceled From Greeting Cards

Until it encounters sufficient resistance, moonbattery never stops escalating to ever more insane extremes of self-parody. Banishing Indians from butter packaging lest someone find a pretext to be offended wasn’t nutty enough. Now they are canceling apes from greeting cards.

Washington Examiner reports:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced on Monday that CVS would no longer sell greeting cards featuring “great apes” dressed up in an assortment of outfits.

Everyone expects PETA to be outrageously wacky. The problem is that when woke bullies push, corporate invertebrates move. Rite Aid has also knuckled under.

PETA’s argument is absurd, unsurprisingly:

PETA argued portraying great apes such as chimpanzees and gorillas in cute outfits or interacting with humans “hinder conservation efforts” and mislead people into thinking chimpanzees are thriving rather than facing extinction. These portrayals could convince others to buy great apes as pets through the black market, the organization argued.

The actual motive is the same as for left-wing activism in general. Bullies get a kick out of pushing people around.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 28 2021

Not Even MLB Is Woke Enough to Suit PETA

When I swore off baseball forever after seeing the players kneel to leftist rioters, it seemed MLB could not possibly become more woke. But progressives always progress to new depths of derangement. Not even pro baseball is politically correct enough to suit PETA. Now we learn that the term “bullpen” is offensive to cows and has “speciesist roots.”

This on the level:

In a statement issued Thursday by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal rights organization made it clear they find the term “bullpen” to be mocking towards the “misery of sensitive animals.”

PETA demands that the bullpen henceforth be referred to as the “arm barn.”

Wait until PETA learns what the outside of a baseball is made out of. If they could figure out a race angle, they could bully MLB into using Whiffle Balls.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Oct 27 2021

Hippopotamuses Are People Too

Flawed ideologies can be debunked by extending their precepts to their logical conclusions. This is called “reductio ad absurdum.” For example, liberalism is exposed as a joke by applying human rights to hippopotamuses:

The offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people or “interested persons” with legal rights in the U.S. following a federal court order.

The ruling does not apply in Colombia, where the invasive hippos are breeding wildly and causing havoc, so that authorities want to kill or sterilize them. But it could have legal consequences closer to home.

In the suit, attorneys for the Animal Legal Defense Fund asked the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to give “interested persons” status to the hippos…

Federal magistrate Judge Karen Litkovitz in Cincinnati granted the request on Oct. 15. The animal rights group based near San Francisco said it believes it’s the first time animals have been declared legal persons in the U.S.

This is heading in an alarming direction for moonbat demigod Tony Fauci, who is said to bear responsibility for funding sadistic experiments on dogs and monkeys.

If applied consistently, left-wing ideology would cave in on itself, leaving nothing but a black hole of absurdity. So moonbats avoid consistency. Whereas hippopotamuses qualify as people, prenatal humans do not. Leftists are not consistent even in their absence of compassion regarding abortion. Municipal employees of hyperliberal Portland qualify for bereavement leave if they feel blue after killing their babies.

On tips from KirklesWorth and Mr. Freemarket.

Sep 29 2021

Wanted: Loving Homes for Hundreds of Diseased Rats

The principles of moonbattery can be applied to anything, even pest control. In the Phoenix suburb Peoria, a woman in her 60s with a severe hoarding issue lived alone with several dozen pet snakes. She raised rats to feed the snakes. Then she died. The rats got loose and set about breeding the way vermin will do, creating an infestation worthy of New York or Chicago.

Via Fox 10 Phoenix:

“Some rats got out and started their own population, mostly likely have consumed all the available food in the house and most likely the deceased, now they’re getting out because there’s no food left,” said Mike Boyle with Burns Pest Elimination.

The decedent’s legacy is not popular in the neighborhood.

“Hundreds if not thousands of rats up and down our street, in our backyards, in our garages,” said [neighbor Justin] Grubb. “It’s disgusting. It is. It’s absolutely disgusting.”

Worse still, moonbats have gotten involved. As you might expect, they side with the rats.

[The Arizona Humane Society], along with members of the “Any Rat Rescue” group, were out at the house, trying to round up and catch as many rats as possible, so that they can treat them and eventually adopt them out as pets.

The do-gooders have even put food out for the rats. Their view is that because the rats are descended from feeders purchased at the pet store, they will make fine pets, despite being feral.

“They are kind, sweet animals, like a cross between a cat and a dog,” said Jenna Lillibridge with Any Rat Rescue. “Least likely to bite, also least likely to spread disease.”

Speaking of disease…

“Right now, the ones I’ve seen have a lot of hair loss,” said [Tracy] Miller [of the Arizona Humane Society]. “It could be from hoarding and living conditions. Could be mange, could be ringworm, could be a variety of things.”

Won’t you please volunteer to give some of them a home?

The moonbat concept of equity dictates that everything must be forced into equivalence with everything else. But despite the heartfelt convictions of Jenna Lillibridge, rats will never be equal to cats or dogs.

Next, moonbats will start rescuing cockroaches. Laws will be passed to prevent us from stepping on them.

On a tip from Varla.

Jul 31 2021

California Moonbats Come After Bacon

If it is worth having, liberals will take it away from us. This includes even bacon. To see the future under moonbat rule, look to California:

At the beginning of next year, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves. National veal and egg producers are optimistic they can meet the new standards, but only 4% of hog operations now comply with the new rules. Unless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, and pork producers will face higher costs to regain a key market.

This could mean many restaurants that somehow survived the tyrannical Covid lockdowns will be put out of business by restrictions on what food is considered politically correct. Who wants to go to a diner for bacon and eggs when bacon has been forbidden?

Due to its massive population, California is often able to boss the rest of the country around. This time, other states will find it hard to comply:

With little time left to build new facilities, inseminate sows and process the offspring by January, it’s hard to see how the pork industry can adequately supply California, which consumes roughly 15% of all pork produced in the country.

In the end, the country may bow to California’s will:

Eventually, California’s new rules could become a national standard because processors can’t afford to ignore the market in such a large state.

Food prices in general are going up due to the inflation caused by Democrats’ irresponsible spending. If bacon goes up even faster, thank the erstwhile Golden State.

In Iowa, which raises about one-third of the nation’s hogs, farmer Dwight Mogler estimates the changes would cost him $3 million and allow room for 250 pigs in a space that now holds 300.

Some farmers will go out of business; others will be forced to charge more for the food they supply. All so that California moonbats can sanctimoniously lord it over the rest of us.

Too much regulation is never enough to suit progressives. If they can inflict this, they will inflict worse:

“The question to us is, if we do these changes, what is the next change going to be in the rules two years, three years, five years ahead?” Mogler asked.

Will we wait until Democrats ban bacon before we start pushing back? What will they ban next after that?

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jul 12 2021

Oregon May Make Producing Meat Illegal

If you want to see the future under Democrat rule, look to the Left Coast, where liberals are solidifying control. In Oregon, an impending ballot initiative may make providing for a normal human diet into a crime.

IP 13 will be on the ballot next fall. It eliminates exceptions to animal cruelty laws that are required for any number of activities that have been key aspects of human existence since before recorded history, including animal husbandry, hunting, and fishing. According to John M. Simpson of the law firm Duane Morris LLP, it would make any injury to an animal that results from the following activities a criminal offense:

• Treatment of livestock transported by owner or common carrier.

• Rodeos or similar exhibitions.

• Commercially grown poultry.

• Use of good animal husbandry practices.

• Slaughtering of livestock in compliance with state law.

• Fishing, hunting and trapping otherwise lawful under state law.

• Wildlife management practices under color of law.

• Lawful scientific or agricultural research or teaching that involves the use of animals.

• Reasonable measures to control of vermin or pests.

• Reasonable handling and training techniques.

The only exceptions allowed to animal cruelty laws would be for self-defense or veterinary practices.

Even producing leather may soon be illegal in Oregon, unless the hide comes from an animal that has died of natural causes.

After they have made meat illegal while shrieking about “animal cruelty,” and energy illegal while shrieking about “global warming” — and we are left to subsist on vegan diets while we freeze in the dark — leftists will come for the rest of our food. Already, farming is said to offend the weather gods believed in by liberals.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

May 20 2021

PETA Sides With Mice Against Australian Farmers

After mosquitos, the worst enemy of the human race is rodents. Both spread terrible diseases. In Chicago, America’s most rat-infested city, over a thousand feral cats have been released to keep them under control. Rodents are a rural menace as well:

The ongoing rodent infestation across eastern Australia is on track to cause up to $100 million worth of damage and has already worsened a mental health crisis in the regions.

Some farmers have lost as much as $300,000 each in ruined crops as the mice chew through anything they can get their teeth in.

Worsening a mental health crisis could cause a vicious cycle, because deranged moonbats have weighed in — on behalf of the rodents:

PETA is urging rural residents to consider the welfare of the mice and avoid killing them with poison, instead suggesting the mice be gently caught and released unharmed.

Even PETA activists could figure out that this solution is untenable. They don’t care. Since treason is their most fundamental instinct, leftists always side with the other. Here, they side with vermin against humans.

Mice can start reproducing at 6 weeks of age, and crank out 10 baby mice every 20 days. Their numbers quickly become unmanageable. They have been spreading potentially lethal leptospirosis in Australia.

“These bright, curious animals are just looking for food to survive,” PETA spokeswoman Aleesha Naxakis told NCA NewsWire.

Humans like food too. But applying the postmodern ideology that is the basis of all modern liberalism reveals that humans are oppressors and mice are oppressed. The oppressed are always right. Therefore, mice should get the crops farmers raise.

Squeaks Aleesha:

“They shouldn’t be robbed of that right because of the dangerous notion of human supremacy.”

Maybe she has a point about human supremacy. An Australian farmer would probably agree that one feral cat is worth any number of moonbats.

On a tip from Steve T.

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