I understand people object to calling what is happening to animals a “war.” By way of clarifying, in the U.S. alone, 10 billion land animals are confined, tortured, and systematically slaughtered. If this were happening to a group of human beings, in the U.S. or else anywhere in the world, we would have no difficulty calling it a war. It would be genocide, plain and simple.
This war is being waged by multi-national corporations using workers as soldiers, and is supported by the State in both its courts and its legislative bodies. It is being funded by people who consume animal products, and carried out in their names.
Certainly we don’t have a good track record of fighting “the war on” terror, drugs, cancer, etc. These culturally declared wars have been abject failures. The war on animals differs because it hasn’t been overtly declared. It’s still covert, tacit, and will remain that way until we see it for what it really is.
I appreciate each and every vegan activist and “freedom fighter” working to stop this war with the tools and resources they have.