Have you ever heard the term of the term "animal abolition"?
If you haven't, you probably should learn it - because there's a local group that has formed and have decided they'd like to share their philosophies here in Halifax.
Animal abolitionists believe that animals - anything non-human - are not here on earth for we human's enjoyment, nourishment, ownership - or for any use whatsoever. We should not eat, watch, have as pets - or do anything whatsoever with animals. We should all become vegans and not have any kind of pets in our homes. And we now have a local group who is following those beliefs.
I found out about the group because of the editorial "Say No to the Rodeo" earlier this week - because funnily enough, the writer of it is a member of the group.
The group is called "Abolishing the Status of Animals
as Property" and they also have a Facebook page with the same name
They say their mission is - "ASAP Nova Scotia is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rights organization, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ASAP is committed to challenging the view that non-human animals exist for human use and raising their status beyond property, commodities, and/or things. ASAP advocates a vegan lifestyle as the most direct and practical way of achieving this goal."
Groups like this scare the bejeezus out of me because I personally could not live without my animals - and I also want to continue to have them as my property, because I believe that I can protect them better as property than if they had some other "status". If they were something other than property - it would perhaps be easier for an animal control department or the government to figure out a way to take them away from me for some frivolous reason - and I don't like that idea at all. And my number one goal is to keep my animals safe. And animal abolitionists are something that also makes me feel unsafe. So beware. They are walking amongst us.