Some Thoughts for Americans as Our Government Assists Israel in Gaza
We Americans take our duties to life on Earth seriously. We feed, house, and monitor our plants and our animals. When they are sick, we take special and devoted care of them.
Our animals need water and access to appropriate and healthy food – not only an important daily task, but a task required by law. In our small rural county we have three full time taxpayer-funded animal control officers, who have no qualms about following up on reports of mistreatment or insufficient care and feeding of our livestock and pets. They are diligent heroes, in the eyes of most.
Americans and their pets are a big part of the economy, and a major aspect of American life. Americans spend over $110 billion a year on their pets alone, over $44 billion of that on pet food and treats.
Americans particularly despise those who abuse animals, who fail in their duties to care for, feed, water, and house them.
This concern extends to wildlife as well, as whole movements exist in the United States to preserve wild animals, their lives and habitats. Many Americans are involved in stopping the US Federal Government from corralling and killing feral and wild horses and burros in the west. The access to healthy food and clean water for wild animals is also an American priority. We will stop entire dam and pipeline projects for the sake of rodents, amphibians and insects. What caring people we Americans are.
We Americans universally judge, fine and even imprison those of our neighbors who fail to care for their pets and livestock, or illegally hunt or harm wildlife. Cat hoarders, puppy mills, starving horses, and starved and frozen cattle break our hearts and arouse our collective sympathies.
We boycott, sue and even break into corporations, colleges and labs that conduct vivisection or deadly and painful experiments on animals, even rats, in the manufacture and testing of their shampoos, makeup, medicine, chemicals and other products.
We push back against the US Army’s use of live animals to test munitions. Massive confined animal feeding operations are under national scrutiny for the unnatural and inhumane conditions and risks of ill health, discomfort and spread of disease. Our most loved heroes and heroines are those who pull lost kittens from sewage pipes, save pup
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