Wednesday, January 8


On the plus side, mainstream news outlets continue to wake up to the fact that animal-abuse industries are dying. The "decline of hunting" story has now broken out from the CWD ghetto and is being acknowledged in papers across the country, albeit usually with tears shed for this "venerable tradition." It's ironic that, as specified in this Christian Science Monitor story, one of the main factors is that a lot of boys are being raised by single mothers, and so aren't having that father-son "bonding" experience that would set their lives on the proper duck-destroying path. In other words, it's men's long tradition of fatherly absenteeism and apathy that has sunk their own pathetic tradition. And in a related area, the shift has been slow but is now incontrovertible: The traditional "Circus comes to town" story now almost inevitably focuses on the protests surrounding animal acts as more people wake up to the gratuitous cruelty inherent in such an institution. This Miami Herald one is typical, including the way the reporter fails to do the slightest research to confirm the fact that Ringling's Feld has been proven to use spies to infiltrate AR organizations (ever hear of Clair George?), but instead simply parrots the company's pat denial to, you know, give "both sides" of the story.

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