Thousands of Communists, Socialists and other supporters of the Leftwing, gathered in London’s Gower Street to campaign against Tory ‘Austerity’ and EU-inspired predatory capitalism. The
As a supporter of the Leftwing, I fully support the principle of raising the level of human consciousness, and in so doing, changing the manner we as a species interact with animals and insects, etc. At the moment the default setting for human-animal interaction is at a cruel setting, administered through hatred and anger (and even enjoyment), or a complete indifference to the plight of other species as they suffer through human action or inaction. The Animal Rights Movement is not naturally Leftwing, but is split into a Left and a Right camp. The rightists are fascist and over-sentimentalise Animal Rights, whilst allowing all kinds of abhorrent behaviour to be committed against other human beings – they are also inherently racist.
During the evening of the 19.12.2011, the 40 year-old performance artist from Guiyang – Pian Shan Kong – took off his clothes, and whilst wearing only his underwear, he climbed into the metal cage that just 20 minutes before had housed the dog that had been slaughtered. He assumed a posture like that of a dog, together with a frightened attitude, in the hope that he could inspire compassion and loving kindness in the minds of those watching.
The message is twofold: animals are treated in a despicable manner from birth to unnatural death, and this process is the product of an uncaring commercial system that treats animals as unfeeling, inanimate objects. Animals are sentient beings that feel pain, fear, and terror during their short lives. To stop the commercial farming of animals people are encouraged to become vegetarians and/or vegans.
A campaigner representing the movement known as the ‘Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade’ (www.caft.org.uk) stands outside the famous and exclusive ‘Harrods’ department store situated in the Knightsbridge area, handing-out leaflets with colleagues protesting the fact that Harrods still uses real fur in their garments for sale on the high street.