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Animal Rights Activists Join the Feminist Movement, Touting Livestock's "Reproductive Rights"

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:21:34 CDT

Animal Rights Activists Join the Feminist Movement, Touting Livestock's One of the objectives of the Animal Agriculture Alliance is to monitor animal rights extremists who are fundamentally opposed to animal agriculture. Each year, the Alliance publishes a report that highlights the activities of extremist groups at their annual meetings. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays spoke recently with Hannah Thompson-Weeman of the Alliance about the organization’s latest report for 2018, detailing the events of this year’s Animal Rights National Conference held at the end of last month in Los Angeles. Since the publication of this last report, she has been working to bring attention to some of the new themes that have cropped up this year that activists are touting in an attempt to rally people around their cause.


“One big subject of conversation that was really new this year was this discussion on reproduction,” she said. “Numerous speakers at the conference talked about the ‘reproductive rights of animals.’ They really try to assign human emotions to animals and that’s really the name of the game for these activists. They know they don’t have facts on their side so they want to use emotion to manipulate people into feeling guilty about supporting animal agriculture.”


Thompson-Weeman says an appeal was made during the conference that tried to link this whole concept to feminism and other popular issues that have permeated the culture over the past year, arguing that animals were being robbed of their ‘motherhood,’ again leaning on that emotional crutch to generate greater attention and supporter buy-in. She says this type of messaging is probably something we will continue to see for some time. In addition to this, several other radical ideas were brought up in discussion, the use of “fake meat” or lab-grown protein as possible solution to replace traditionally raised animal meat. But, what concerns Thompson-Weeman and the Alliance the most, is the growing culture of violence in this community and the inflammatory rhetoric that encourages such behavior from its followers.


“The Alliance is extremely concerned of what we’ve seen over the past several years of groups that are breaking into farms,” she said. “That’s obviously a privacy concern. It’s a security concern… but, it also puts in danger the health and safety of the animals that they claim to be concerned about. There are people out there that are very aggressive and willing to cross a lot of lines in order to focus on animal liberation. So, that is certainly something we all need to have in the back of our mind and keep our eyes and ears out for any potential threats.”


Listen to Hannah Thompson-Weeman highlight some of the newer strategies animal rights activists are employing to end animal agriculture, with Ron Hays on today’s Beef Buzz.


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