Today, at 22.15 pm, an full length chapter of national program “En la mira (In sight)” will be about the treatment animals get in slaughterhouses and factory farms, and the work of EligeVeganismo. It’ll be 90 minutes long. It’ll be in primetime. National TV. Every TV in Chile will be able to see it. Right after the news.
I’m incredibly amazed and happy. It’s amazing to see where out work has gotten to. Hundreds or thousands of persons will see it tonight and finally question what they do to animals. Some of the journalists who participated into this went vegetarian, which is at least a little step in the right direction (I met them once but haven’t seen them since, so I’m not sure if they went vegan or vegetarian).
I’m profoundly proud of my fellow activists, particularly the ones who are working investigating places like slaughterhouses, dairy farms, factory farms, etc. I know how depressing and stressing it is, and I know I wouldn’t be able to go to such places every week, month after month. They are so fucking brave and deserving of my admiration.
I just hope that tomorrow will be a much better day than today, and that we’ll wake up to a much better world.
All you have to do is follow this Facebook link and vote for ELIGEVEGANISMO (the first one in the list) -> https://www.facebook.com/questions/356459411108261/?notif_t=question_forward_success
It is a poll made by a wood crafts company, to decide which organization will receive their economic support. EligeVeganismo is a chilean abolitionist animal rights organization. We started working the year 2010, and have so far made many successful educational intervention, about six liberations and three investigations. Right now we need the money for our animal rights day activity. You can see a short review of our last years performance here (in English).
My guess is no.
This year, a couple of organizations appeared in Santiago. They are supposed to be animal rights and ecology’s activists. They still hold, however, a speciecist point of view. They still think you can be “all about animal rights” even if you eat meat and wear leather, but oppose fur farms (a minimal industry in this country). They do not oppose animal objectification and use, they’re not even for wellfarism, but only oppose certainf forms of animal exploitation that do not interfere with their daily life.
That itself is enough to worry about, but that’s not the only thing.
Last week, some of this people appeared on TV, for they went to a fashion thing were fur was used (of course, the fact that leather was used too, was no issue, since the coordinator wears leather), screaming “Murderers!” “Killers!”, etc. I agree that this people are doing something horrible when using animal’s skin, but with their childish rants they give the animal rights vegan movement look stupid and aggressive. The following day, while we were doing some serious activism and informing people, many people assumed we were the same people and were incredibly unwilling to hear us or accept the pieces of information we wanted to give them. And that was just the following day! Can you imagine how much they can damage the animal liberation movement in, lets say, a year? Ten years?
Afterwards, another of said groups created a march for the same day an abolitionist march was programmed. The 1st of September is traditionally the day when the Cruelty free September march is done, and knowing that, they organized an anti rodeo march the same day (the organizer eat meat, I still can’t get over that). Then they start bashing the abolitionist organization (which works every week in different cities in Chile, and has been doing so for a year and a half), saying that what they do is totally pointless.
So now I’m just angry. I’m just sharing that.