Dominion: Comments and Discussion

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Dominion: Comments and Discussion
Comments by Ruth Eisenbud - 3 Mar 2010

This is why I speak out against the concept of dominion. Dominion has two faces. It allows for the harm and slaughter of animals, as it speaks of compassion for them. The two messages are incompatible. There is no compassion when animal lives are so devalued that their slaughter, an act of cruelty and abuse, is condoned in the name of human necessity.

It will not help to target one individual, as western culture is deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition and as such follows the model of dominion. This man [who claims to be protector of animals, while making slaughtering equipment] is in the majority and his views are upheld by western society.

Furthermore threatening a human being is not an act of compassion and will lead to more violence both to animals and humans.

Ahimsa Parmo Dharma (Non-violence for all beings is the primary principle, Jain sutra)

Ruth