There are certain things about which one should not compromise,
otherwise corruption results. The truly great people who change the
world for the better do not compromise their ideals. They are the ones
who try to make the world a better place for everyone – humans and
nonhumans alike. Unfortunately, in many cases, their passing soon
brings on the kinds of compromise or “selling out” that ushers in the
corruption of those ideals.
One example of a spiritual leader whose teachings have been watered
down is John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church. In his day he was
oftentimes opposed by leaders of the Anglican Church, of which he was a
member. As a matter of fact, it was not his original intent to found a
new denomination. Nowadays, some of John Wesley’s writings are ignored
by the very denomination that claims him as their founder. His views on
kindness to animals and vegetarianism are an obvious inconvenience,
particularly since fund raising revolves around “roast beast” dinners
and other such functions that serve animal parts and secretions.
Other examples of compromise and corruption are the large
“environmental” or “conservation” organizations that support hunting or
the selective killing of animals. They “talk out of both sides of their
mouth,” as the saying goes! And then there are the people who promote
the nonsense of “humane” animal-derived products. Supporting such
businesses merely prolongs the cruelty that is inherent in animal
agriculture: Milk is produced by pregnant animals and the male offspring
sooner or later end up in the slaughterhouse, just as their mothers do
when they are no longer able to produce milk.
Wishful thinking about “happy cows” and “old McDonald’s farm” is
nothing but compromise that ends up in corruption and cruelty.