We're all animals
From Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)

We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

We're all animals

Letter as published on DailyNews.com
May 25, 2018

Lawrence O'Donnell missed the point in his rant against calling gang members "animals," arguing that they are "superior" to animals. They and we are all animals; we are classified as the human animal. The animal vs. human dichotomy encourages a mindset which is the basis for the worst cruelty: Our flawed need to be superior to other beings the physically different, mentally challenged, elderly, etc. has caused a world of suffering to both human and especially nonhuman animals, who are intelligent, feel pain and joy just as we do, and are just as deserving of decent lives as we are.

Kiley Blackman
Tuckahoe NY

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