Ruth Eisenbud, Negotiation Is
“Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds. Lillies
that fester smell far worse than weeds.”
William Shakespeare Violence and sadism to animals that pretends to be compassion is an illusion that is rotten to the core.
Temple Grandin has devised a method to lure animals to their death in
slaughter houses, by creating the illusion that they are safe. This
technique is similar to that of the slaughter of humans in gas chambers
during the reign of terror in Nazi Germany. Unsuspecting victims were told
stories to lull them into a false sense of security as they were rounded up
and sent to concentration camps, often described as a hospitable environment
to them. Though they, just as the animals bound for slaughter, knew better.
When little children were separated from their mothers, they were told not
to be afraid, just as the animals are sheltered from seeing the slaughter of
their herdmates. Upon arrival at the concentration camps some were told they
would be given the comfort of a shower, similar to a lulling walk down a
sheltered corridor that leads to electric stun, only to be hacked to death
at the end of the sheltered corridor.
An attempt at compassion which is so sinister as to bear a strong resemblance to a human genocide, is compassion designed to assauge the guilt of the perpetrators and is of very little consolation to the animals as they endure the pain and terror of slaughter. Such is the nature of biblical compassion, based on the principle of dominion, where animals are said to exist to human benefit, not for the value they hold for their own lives.
The reasoning of techniques to shield a victim of slaughter in its various manifestations dates back to early Biblical times as follows:
“It is prohibited to kill an animal with its young on the same day, in order that people should be restrained and prevented from killing the two together in such a manner that the young is slain in the sight of the mother; for the pain of animals under such circumstances is very great… ” (Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed, 3:48)” Commentary, Old Testament compassion.
The oldest version of Temple Grandin’s perverse construction of compassion
can be found in the model of kosher/halal slaughter: where an extremely
cruel method of slaughter is justified as more compassionate than other
This secular version of kosher/halal slaughter is a transparent and hypocritical attempt to justify the continued slaughter of animals. There is a reason that the meat industry has approved this perversion. It allows for the blood money of meat production to flow in, as the blood of innocent, gentle animals who have harmed no one continues be freely spilled.
“Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds. Lillies that fester smell far worse than weeds.” William Shakespeare
Violence and sadism to animals that pretends to be compassion is an illusion that is rotten to the core.
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