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Abortion Would Have Prevented Animal Cruelty at California Slaughterhouse

Photo courtesy of Compassion Over Killing

One individual recently posted a comment here at The Daily Maul that read, in part: “I am curious as to whether you will reveal your position on abortion.”

Today, I’m prepared to opine that the subhuman savages who brutally tortured cows at a California slaughterhouse should have been aborted by their birth mothers. And they are not the only ones.

As the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday, “Federal officials shuttered a Central California slaughterhouse after they concluded that cattle had been subjected to inhumane treatment … The U.S. Department of Agriculture temporarily closed Hanford-based Central Valley Meat Co. after reviewing video footage from the animal rights group Compassion Over Killing, which said it had captured images of torture and intentional cruelty to cows.”

Unfortunately, most people don’t think at all about slaughterhouses until something like this ends up in the news. And even then, such reports are typically framed as isolated incidents involving a few irresponsible employees.

The truth of the matter is that slaughterhouses exist to feed man’s arrogance. They’re located at the end of a machine whose soulless owners and operators are in the business of slavery, terror, torture, and murder.

Another individual recently posted a comment here on The Daily Maul that read, in part: “It’s wrong to portray wolves as man-hunting animals such as in The Grey. But it’s equally wrong to portray Native Americans as blood-thirsty aggressors in so many Western movies.”

Without question, it was ignorance, arrogance, god, and greed that fed Native Americans into the above-mentioned machine.

What we’re talking about here is dominion — specifically, the dangerous belief that certain men are entitled to hold dominion over whatever and whomever they want. Much of the time, that entitlement is explained as a gift from god — because citing Him is the cheap and easy way out of a challenging conversation.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service indicated in an August 21 news release that “the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to take aggressive action to investigate and respond to disturbing evidence of inhumane treatment of cattle at Central Valley Meat in Hanford, Calif.”

In that USDA news release, FSIS administrator Alfred Almanza was quoted as saying, “Our top priority is to ensure the safety of the food Americans feed their families … We have reviewed the video and determined that, while some of the footage provided shows unacceptable treatment of cattle, it does not show anything that would compromise food safety. Therefore, we have not substantiated a food safety violation at this time. We are aggressively continuing to investigate the allegations.”

It should be pointed out that the FSIS, according to its mission statement, is “responsible for ensuring that the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.” The USDA’s August 21 news release explains that the FSIS “also works to ensure industry’s compliance with poultry good commercial practices and with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA), which requires that livestock be handled and slaughtered in a humane way.”

Humane slaughter is as insulting a phrase as there is, one that Hitler might have directed Joseph Goebbels to include in Nazi Party press releases.

I’m sure there are plenty of theories about the root of Hitler’s evil, and I don’t really care right now what they are — just as I don’t care if the savages who dished out the unconscionable cruelty at the Central Valley Meat Co. were born psychopaths or if their behavior was to some degree learned.

What I would like to know is: In what kind of society are some species enslaved, forced to reproduce (I’d call this “legitimate” or “forcible” rape, wouldn’t you?), tortured, and murdered at the hands of sadistic barbarians? And just why is human life considered by many so precious?

The answer to that last question is: because that’s what the nonthinking mob’s rules require.

The notion that human life is particularly precious is absurd, callous, and narcissistic. And it’s completely arrogant.

I could just as easily suggest that those who committed the sickening acts of cruelty at the Central Valley Meat Co. — along with those who own and operate the machine — should never have been brought into this world to unleash their psychopathic savagery.

Their lives, in my opinion, are not at all precious, and this planet would have been a much better place without them. Their unfortunate presence here on earth makes me root for mankind’s extinction.


  1. Don wrote:

    It never fails. Every time you (the generic you) mentions something about animal protection, some fool bleats “But what about the CHILDREN?” or “How can you care about animals when debauched whores are aborting innocent BABIES??” I prefer all animal babies to all human babies anyway so it’s a non-starter as an argument for me in any case.

    Friday, August 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
  2. David Brensilver wrote:


    This comment of yours has real style. I may just quote you at some point!


    Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:50 am | Permalink
  3. Don wrote:

    I am pleased to be of service. I am glad my eternal experience beating my head against the wall of the child cultists has benefited someone.

    Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  4. David Brensilver wrote:


    Some friends and I once had the idea to start an organization called Fewer Humans, which would pay men — and offer them incentives — to have vasectomies. Perhaps it’s time to get that concern off the ground.


    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink
  5. Sid wrote:

    Even though I am completely against killing of animals just to satisfy our taste buds, I still respect people like Ted Roosevelt, who despite the fact that he hunted frequently, still accorded the respect to animals they deserve, evenwhile hunting them.

    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink
  6. David Brensilver wrote:


    Hunting, like Teddy Roosevelt, should be something we talk about in the past tense.


    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 8:54 am | Permalink

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