Oh, by the way, I do think that keeping animals in a city apartment is utterly unnatural. Keeping people in city apartments is not particularly natural, either, but at least people can leave the apartment. "Pets" in the modern sense is a very new concept, it has existed for barely a century. Prior to that, in villages, "house" cats were free roaming, and dogs were somewhat free roaming. Also fed very minimally but free roaming. What I find abusive is depriving the "house" animals of their sexuality. Like, what fun is it to live one's life as a castrated living being? Not much fun, and "security" is not worthy compensation. And I do think that they is done to animals is eventually done to people (see, The Chip). Anyway, just thought I would add that!
I have a dog sleeping on a couch next to my bed right now. We live in a suburban home with a fenced backyard, so he is free to go outside in the fenced area. They are not human, so questions of freedom and agency should not be considered from a human centric viewpoint. A pretty good life overall. My dog even has a Twitter account @TotallyCanc3l3d , which he used to post vaccine-related materials when I was suspended ;-)
Thanks, Tessa. Those dog and cat haters are ridiculous and disgusting. I met Leslie Manookian and her husband about 2015. Good people. Her 2013 film, "The Greater Good," started me on the path to becoming a full-blown anti-vaxxer. I now consider vaccination to be worthless, dangerous quackery, in all cases. But it has made gazillions for such criminals as Pfizer, Bill Gates, and many others. Nothing more evil than targeting and hurting babies and children.
In the same issue of The Guardian in which we are groomed to begin thinking that we should not have pets, there is a piece claiming that cats are healthier if they are fed a vegan diet. This is the level of their thinking, that a diet an animal (or human) evolved eating might not de facto be the ideal diet for that animal. It is just another instance of the mass delusion that is the climate/health industrial complex.
That article is infuriating!! And they quote one person who has only had a Hamster, and another who feels "joy" at seeing a dog dressed as Wonder Woman. (I do not feel joy at seeing dogs in costumes. For the reasons the article claims to be talking about.)
If we went back a few thousand years, and dogs weren't so naturally dependent on humans, including for love - sure, hang with a dog for a little while, find food together, then let the dog into the wild and move on, maybe the dog will be fine.
But the title, is it time to Give Up our cats and dogs? - That implies more than Think Carefully Next Time You Seek a Pet ... If a dog is bonded to people and then is just given up, they are often heartbroken. Devastated, that their people are gone. Cats would probably feel the same, if deeply connected.
Another reason to despise The Guardian. (The Guardian was the presenter of the Naomi Klein insulting Naomi Wolf event the other night). Guess we'll be seeing more about the "carbon pawprints" of dogs. And how they should be eating bugs. And how OneHealth will keep us safe from those pesky germs our beloved animals are carrying.
Don't worry, humans. We will not abandon you.
(edited for clarity)
I love my dog, but now I don't know about the ethics. Just yesterday, when he barked it wasn't the normal "woof woof" sound, but closer to "woke woke."
Thank you. Sayer Ji, not Li
You Spelled Sayer Ji's name wrong. It is not Li, but Ji.
Thank you for including my cartoon in the very thorough piece you did on the WHO, Tessa! I have just printed it out to read. Thanks, too, for including the cartoon I did about Bobbie Anne Cox in the piece you did about oral arguments against NYS quarantine camps. You may recall that it was inspired by the interview you did with her. :-)
Thank You, Warrior-Sister for getting the word out about the new layer of global hierarchical tyranny, which "legally" invalidates the constitutional rights of Americans and othe peoples.
Also thanks for outing the attack on the last little relationships that some isolated and minimized human-cogs-in-the-machine are permitted to have in their otherwise compartmentalized lives.
We should all live more naturally, more vigorously, and more "fundamentally" to the roots of our species. This facilitates developing our full humanity and spirituality.
The psychopathic WEF globalists don't want do have to deal with anyone's pets when their "willing executioners" and "Good Germans" are tasked with rounding up and hauling away the "dissidents" from their high-rise prison apartments in their 15-minute cities. I saw too many cellphone videos posted online from people recording what was happening to their neighbours in the highrises in Shanghai during the weeks upon weeks of Covid lockdown when people couldn't even go outside to try to obtain food. The operatives would kidnap the people from their own apartments (supposedly because they tested positive for Covid), and then their pets would be beaten to death and thrown out to the street in plastic bags. One video showed a see-through plastic rubbish bag of kittens, one of which was still alive (for a short time longer), with obvious broken bones.
“For the greater good”:
the phrase that always precedes
the greatest evil.”
― Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
I knew that pets would be next. After all, they’re part of nature, and we’re supposed to be afraid of nature
Thanks Tessa, and especially for posting about Leslie Manookian's lawsuit. I so appreciate her courage and her tenacity in fighting for our freedom.
Understand this -- then everything else comes into focus:
In September 1991, David Rockefeller, in an address to Bilderbergs & TriLateral Commission, said:
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years......It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” -David Rockefeller
40 years brings Rockefeller's vocalized banker's plans back to at least 1952! But we know it dates further back!
It is of record that John D Rockefeller Jr donated the land the United Nations sits on. And the above statement admits the world government plans were kept secret from the public by Mainstream Media, even though it was admitted they had continuing & total knowledge of actions taken by Rockefeller, bankers, etc. toward admitted plutocracy ("supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers").
All banker's debt, including all student debt, "national debts" (all countries), could be canceled today without damage to anyone as the US Constitution Article 1.8 Clause 5, allows creation of money & setting the value thereof, with NO interest (which only benefits bankers). Nearly all countries have similar provisions to "create" money.
But the bulk of humanity, including even intellectuals, doesn't know the real story about money because the public narrative was/is ALWAYS controlled by, as Rockefeller admitted, Main$tream Media (M$M) in complicity with the past/ present minions of complicit politicians, bankers, partnered big biz and king/queen wannabees, with almost no one the wiser.
But since 2020 (really the push starting in 2001), this cabal is making its move to consolidate power openly - unworried about whether people "find out" and with M$M still obedient as puppy dogs.
Personally, I think that the "masters" at the Guardian are the ones that ought to be neutered and maybe it's time to get rid of our lamestream media pundants by not listening to the crap that they publish. Stop clicking and they'll all go away.
Also, when I left my cat at home to go for a walk she would cry out to me as I was leaving her. She's gone over the Rainbow Bridge, and now I'm the one that's crying out to her.... But she won't be coming back. God, I wish it was 2017 again.