Persons - Spring 2019 Newsletter
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FROM David Cantor, RPA Responsible Policies for Animals
June 2019


Being with the times rather than ahead of oneís time supports the status quo. And when we open ourselves to the ever-increasing abuse generated by the political, economic, and biological status quo and the ever-worsening consequences, we cannot tolerate the status quo.

Spring 2019, PERSONS Newsletter (PDF)

Dear Friends,
 
Attached is the just-out spring 2019 issue of Persons, The Newsletter of Responsible Policies for Animals.  I hope you will find it informative and that you'll be encouraged that RPA persists in promoting equal rights of all animals the way rights of new groups of persons become established.

Below is a letter sent to RPA members who receive Persons by mail, requesting support. Thanks for anything you can do.
 
All best wishes,
 
David Cantor
Founder & Director
Responsible Policies for Animals
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Ahead of Our Time
 
June 2019
 
Dear Friend,
 
Through thirty years of full-time advocacy aimed at reducing animal abuse and the human misery it generates, many people have told me, ďYouíre ahead of your time.Ē 
 
Thatís the voice of complacency saying, I donít want to engage politically to establish justice; I donít want to change my own lifeway or practice to do less harm; I donít want to hear the enormous scope and intensity of animal abuse, my part in it, or that animal abuse and not human nature causes nearly all human misery. 
 
Being with the times rather than ahead of oneís time supports the status quo. And when we open ourselves to the ever-increasing abuse generated by the political, economic, and biological status quo and the ever-worsening consequences, we cannot tolerate the status quo.
 
A recent book explains how all big-name charity and philanthropy supports the status quo because big donors wish to ease their conscience without creating meaningful change which could diminish their status, power, and influence or deny them indulgence and profligacy to which they feel entitled.
 
The author explains that only radical causes which get little support and are denied a voice in public discourse are worth supporting if we truly wish to alter the forces that perpetuate injustice, abuse, and their far-reaching harm to the lives of human beings and other animals.
 
Thatís why I appreciate your support of Responsible Policies for Animals. It doesnít cost a lot to tell the truth as RPA tells it. And RPA has no paid staff or directors, so we donít grind up millions of trees to send appeals for funds. But we must reach ever more people who determine what people think Ė to show them the harm they do by covering up the component of animal abuse in all of civilizationís endeavors and by perpetuating speciesism and human supremacy.
 
Thank you for whatever you are able to donate at this time. I hope the enclosed issue of Persons and any visit you may make to www.RPAforAll.org will show you that RPA is on the right track Ė and the huge amount that remains to be done. For those who know Iím not young like when I became a full-time animal advocate, be assured that I am in excellent health and plan to work to age 90. Keep supporting RPA Ė keep ahead of your time.
 
Thank you and best wishes!
  
David Cantor
Founder & Director, RPA


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