MOVE And Animals (Part 2)
Readers of this blog might come away thinking that I reject, without a moments consideration, anything spoken or written by a MOVE supporter or member. This, however, would be an incorrect assumption. Take for instance these nuggets of wisdom taken from a recent "MOVE Statement on the Murder of Chimpanzees in California":
"the real story is that...innocent animals are imprisoned, exploited, tortured,...the real story is that the madmen who are the imprisoners, the exploiters, and the torturers are the true savage(s). They are the ones that are truly dangerous...Historically you have serial killers in this country comitting heinous crimes...all of these murderers were animal abusers before progressing to humans."
Interesting stuff, no doubt some of it is true, but you cannot divorce the message from the messenger, for MOVE is in no position to lecture anybody about the treatment of animals.
This is a group that allows whole litters of puppies and kittens to die because it does not "believe" in immunizations for the animals in its care.
MOVE would rather their animals be run over and killed than "impose" on them the burden of a leash.
They would rather feed their animals a "natural" diet of raw meat (which could not be further from natural)than provide a proper and healthy diet.
This is a group that will keep their diesase ridden, immobile, and dying animals alive rather than put them to sleep because it "ain't natural." This, despite the fact that in nature, animals in such a forlorn state would be quickly and far more mercifully dispatched than they are at the hands of MOVE's self-annointed revolutionaries.
MOVE is a collection of individuals so in love with "life" that they would take domesticated animals and summarily dump them off in the middle of nowhere. This is MOVE's oh-so-profound solution to their animals overpopulating (which occurs, because MOVE does not spay or neuter their beloved pets).
It goes without saying that when I came to MOVE that I did not know that this was the reality of how they treat the creatures within their care. I thought that MOVE was a group that would help me and help others become more aware of the plight of animals and the periless situation of our environment.
I couldn't have been more wrong. MOVE encourages the consumption of meat and dairy products. They do not bother with attempting to be conscientous consumers because, in their minds, "it is all the system." They horribly neglect their animals, all the while projecting a facade of "concern" for life. They claim that they "support" groups like the Animal and Earth Liberation Front, but like everything else with MOVE, this support amounts to nothing, but self promoting rhetoric.
The writer of MOVE's missive wants people to look at the "endless cycles of violence," and you know what? So do I.
Look at MOVE's cruelty to animals. Look at how they have consistently placed their own children directly in the line of fire in their pointless and stupid confrontations. Look at how a man's life was snuffed out because he wanted to be able to see his son. Look at how critics of the group are met with threats on their lives. This is MOVE's legacy, a cycle of death and violence, that interestingly enough, begins with their animals.