Anyone who doubts just how completely and utterly sick and idiotic some in the animal rights movement can be, really needs to read this insane little screed by one Gary Yourofsky that was published in The Shield, the student newspaper of Indiana Southern University. For those not familiar with Mr. Yourofsky, he is one of the single most radical figures in the animal rights movement. He is a "humane education lecturer" employed by PeTA. He is a convicted felon that spent 6 months in a maximum security prison in Canada. Let's dissect Yourofsky's venomous, crazy little tirade:
"Each year I give around 250 lectures on ethical veganism to over 10,000 students explaining that victims of discrimination, slavery and murder come in all shapes and sizes."
Ten thousand students! Now that's a scary thought isn't it? Here we have a convicted felon, who is an unabashed advocate for terrorism and violence, and he lectures to 10,000 students a year, some of them even at the middle school level? Why is this nutjob allowed anywhere near a school or the impressionable minds of young people? We don't allow the Ku Klux Klan, Islamic radicals, or any other hate and violence promoting individuals or groups to lecture in schools. Why should Yourofsky be allowed to spew his venom, when, he in fact is no different? Any school administrator who would allow this person to speak to children ought to terminated and never allowed to work in education again.
"So, while my lifestyle and lectures are based on compassion, those who refuse to stop harming animals force me to support 'eye for an eye' and 'by any means necessary' philosophies."
What Yourofsky is espousing here is the philosophy of the desperate. The animal rights movement has utterly failed to convince people that it is wrong to use animals for utilitarian purposes such as food, clothing, scientific research, companionship, etc.. Yourofsky knows this. Since he and his movement cannot achieve what they want through changing minds, in desperation, they resort to tactics of violence and terrorism instead. Where else do we see this kind of "philosophy" in the world today? Does the term "radical Islam" or the name al-Qaida ring a bell? Just like Yourofsky and his ilk, they too have failed to convince the majority of the world that their way is best, and they too turn to the same type of threats and actions.
"Rapists, murderers and child molesters should be vivisected, executed and dissected, allowing researchers the opportunity to gather useful information that would actually benefit human health for a change."
In the previous statement above, Yourofsky claims that his lifestyle is "based on compassion". Now, he comes up with this little gem! Can't you just feel the compassion oozing from Mr. Yourofsky? It seems that Yourofsky's understanding of rights only includes animals and he is utterly ignorant of basic human rights. He is also utterly ignorant of the contributions that scientific research using animals has made to human health, as the list is quite extensive.
"Every woman ensconced in fur should endure a rape so vicious that it scars them forever."
Wow. I did a double take and had to read this twice to make sure that's really what I was reading. I've read a lot of things from ARAs in my time, from the amusing to the idiotic to the utterly crazy, but this about takes the cake. Yourofsky has just advocated, in no uncertain terms, that a woman be raped. A rape is one of the most heinous, horrible crimes of violence that can be committed against a woman. To advocate it is so hateful, so venomous, and so misogynistic that one is at a loss for words. Bear in mind that this is not only just one of the leaders of the animal rights movement, but one of the leaders that actively targets young minds for indoctrination and recruitment.
"I'll be lecturing at USI on Tuesday, January 29, in the Mitchell Auditorium from 7-9 p.m."
I'm torn as to how I think the student body and faculty and Indiana Southern should deal with Yourofsky's "speech". One part of me hopes that the hall is full and that the good people of ISU boo him off the podium and drive him from their campus. On the other hand, perhaps the best thing is for no one to show up at all. Perhaps one of the best things that can be done with a criminally-minded, hate-mongering, misogynistic lunatic is to just ignore him and thus give absolutely no creedence to his hate and lunacy.
There's little more that I can add to Yourofsky's screed that it doesn't say for itself. Animal rights advocates wonder why the majority of the world dismisses them as crazy. When one of the prominent figures of their movement spews this kind of vile insanity, it is all to easy to see why that is the case. If I had to bet the farm, I would also guess that you won't see any of Yourofsky's rhetoric condemned on any pro-AR blog or website.
P.S. Has anyone ever noticed that some AR cowards like to threaten women who wear fur, but you never, ever hear them threaten big guys that ride Harley's and wear leather from head to toe?