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The saying, “if slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian” is indeed poetic, but time after time, it unfortunately proves itself as nothing more than a catchy phrase to quote in an argument. Yes it is true that when some people are exposed to the blatant cruelty that happens to animals behind closed doors there is a sense of urgency in which some may decide to take a step in a positive direction and go vegetarian, maybe even adopt a vegan lifestyle, but there are many more who choose to justify what they see. They justify it with bad science, Aristotelian ethics, religious fundamentalism, culture, and even ones desire for the taste of flesh. For this, I wish to reason with my friends and cohorts that it is not enough to say that slaughterhouses should have glass walls, but that they should be removed indefinitely. It must not be masked individuals who tear down the walls of these facilities under the cover of darkness, but it must be dismantled in broad daylight by scientists, ethicists, religious leaders, anthropologists, and individuals who no longer need animal flesh to please their tastebuds. It is only when one can acknowledge every creatures right to live that everyone will become a vegetarian (vegan).  

kumagawa:

u right tho..white privilege just some tumblr bullshit..def. not applicable in the real world..damn

I intuitively knew that the responses of white preachers and theologians were not correct. The most sensitive whites merely said; “We deplore the riots but sympathize with the reason for the riots.” This was tantamount to saying; “Of course we raped your women, lynched your men, and ghettoized the minds of your children and have a right to be upset; but that is no reason for you to burn our buildings. If you people keep acting like that, we will never give you your freedom.”
James Cone, God of the Oppressed, pg.6

creativefangirlurl:

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

Part 4.

Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.

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