Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.

The author, Isaac Bashevis Singer, wrote in The Letter Writer:

“In his thoughts, Herman spoke a eulogy for the mouse who had shared a portion of her life with him and who, because of him, had left this earth. “What do they know – all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world – about such as you? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.”

Sometimes, when people here the Nazi / Animal Cruelty comparison, they think that Animal Rights people are going to far… however, Singer knew what he was talking about, as a Jewish person who fled Nazi Germany.

A life is a life, regardless of what the body looks like, as a vegan I would no more eat the corpse of a person or drink another woman’s breast milk… and yet, consuming animal products is normal to most of the world.

Time to see animals for what they are, independent beings that are alive, and not walking food… which someone put a price on their dead body, rather than a value on their life.


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