Please Donít Read this Blog
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Jim Robertson, Exposing the Big Game
September 2014

I have never set out to hurt or attack anyone personally (thatís why I donít tend to name names). But like people who defend human rights, those who speak in defense of the rights of non-human animals and seek to expose the ongoing atrocities committed against them by human societies, I often have a hard time playing the diplomat.

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If you have ever been personally hurt by anything Iíve written here, Iím sorry, but please donít read this blog.

Even if Iíve invited you or shared a post with you in the past, please donít read this blog.

Unless youíre seeking information about the injustices of hunting or animal exploitation in general, please donít read this blog.

If youíre so set in your ways that the things I write about animal rights seem like a personal attack on you, please donít read this blog. Itíll just make you feel bad.

I have never set out to hurt or attack anyone personally (thatís why I donít tend to name names). But like people who defend human rights, those who speak in defense of the rights of non-human animals and seek to expose the ongoing atrocities committed against them by human societies, I often have a hard time playing the diplomat.

Itís not that weíre un-American, but once you know what kind of animal suffering is behind the making of an all-meat hot dog, you canít un-know it.

This blog is not for everyone. Those who are like-minded seem to enjoy it here; those who feel out of place might do better not reading it. (Thatís why I donít spend my time reading huntersí or cattlemenís blogs.) Iíve been accused of preaching to the choir. Fair enough, but even a choir of angels needs a pep talk once in a while to remind them that theyíre not alone in what theyíre going through.

A blog can be likened to a writerís personal diary made public. Those close to the writer sometimes recognize themselves between the pages. My advice to folks who donít like what they read here is, simply, stop reading. Speaking for myself, I never start off writing things with the intention of hurting anyoneís feelings. The only intention I ever have is adding my voice to the call to end animal suffering and abuse of the innocents.

Writing can be cathartic and when the words are flowing, I donít have much control over their direction. Theyíre often a meditation on an issue that is really important to me. I find it works better than trying to debate with people over these emotional issues, because when things get heated, I tend to get overheated. My circuits fry, and my thoughts donít flow; they go on overload. Afterward, I end up feeling like ďI should have said this,Ē or ďI should have answered to that. ď

Unless you really care to know how I think or feel, please donít read this blog.


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