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Non human first declaration another racist attack on animal rights

Antifascist Animal Liberator | 30.12.2013 09:30 | Animal Liberation | Anti-racism

Few things unite the animal liberation movement more than the rejection of Speciesism but recently we have discovered a Racist sympathiser page has sprung up under the banner of NON HUMAN FIRST that is causing a major stir within the animal liberation movement

The animal liberation movement is and always has been a anti racist anti Speciesist movement and rejected racists inclusion at every attempt but recently a group calling itself NON HUMAN FIRST has sprung up and makes it very clear that they will not ban racists and will welcome them with open arms on demo's.

Their page can be seen here:

Richard deboo explains why this racist group is wrong.

The “Putting non-humans first” ‘project’ claims that so long as one is driven by a determination to end the enslavement of non-human animals, then it does not matter what views and opinions one holds with regards to other humans (and we know that many are in positions of exploitation, legalised discrimination and on the receiving end of great violence and often fatal harm).

The suggestion that, so long as one does something to help non-human animals, it matters not at all if one is at the same time also racist, misogynist, disablist or homophobic (and so on) is a ridiculous assertion that not only strains credibility but is a venal debasement of the meaning of justice.

Justice does not sanction one prejudice when contrasted with another; justice is not satisfied with one bigotry replacing another; justice is not served when the chauvinist is regarded as a worthy ally in the fight for freedom for our non-human friends. It is a mockery of justice and confirms only that injustice will continue to dominate our society.

The propositions put forward by “Putting Non-humans first” are an incoherent mess of illogical, ill-conceived and inchoate statements that act only as a sop to the bigoted, providing them with a false sense of entitlement to ridiculous, discredited and obscene opinions whose only intention is to perpetuate discriminatory, exploitative, antagonistic and downright contemptible attitudes towards their own target group – whether based on gender, sexual orientation, race or other arbitrary characteristic that rankles with their unformed, squalid reactions to those whom they perceive as “different” and therefore unworthy of the respect, tolerance, compassion and decency that they expect to be granted to themselves.

They claim that non-humans are in a precarious state of emergency (which is true) and thus it is of no concern if anyone seeking to help those non-humans also has attitudes that “conflict with human rights ideology” (their wording). That last part is not true.

Prejudice of any kind is a sickness of the mind. The cure is social justice, expressed fully and completely, without compromise or twisting or hiding of the truth.

The promotion of animal rights is one of the most astonishingly difficult prejudices to overcome, given how deeply embedded it is in the cultural structures and legal and political systems of our world.

We all have to work extremely hard to ensure that those who currently hold the opinion that non-human animals are unworthy of the full protections of the law and the extension of love and compassion to them and the proper attention to and satisfaction of their needs must be mindful that, if we then at the same time, hold opinions contrary to the basic principle of social justice (that no-one should be discriminated against based on some randomly-chosen trait) it makes us look ridiculous, foolish, very stupid, and frankly really pathetic.

It is difficult enough to find an outlet in the traditional media that will present animal protection issues in a favourable light without us making it so much easier for those who oppose our compassionate views to hold us up to the cold light of public scrutiny and say, “Look! Look at the your animal rights zealots! Fanatics all of them – racists, homophobes, women-hating! Look and see! Aren’t they stupid?!”

Yes, it is stupid. It has no place in a tolerant, empathetic and compassionate animal protection philosophy. Animal protection is a matter of pure social justice. Non-humans are exploited against precisely because society currently tolerates and condones the commonly-held prejudice against them, based purely on their species membership.

The full article can be read here:

The non human first membership is a small group in numbers and mainly gets its support from the 269 life campaign.
Its admin is unknown to us but we would be seriously questioning their intentions on this.

We as animal liberationists MUST reject Speciesism at every corner we can not tolerate or accept racists or fascists within our ranks and we MUST reject racist groups such as non human first campaign and expose them as what they are. Racists.

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Display the following 177 comments

  1. Funny — EagleEyez
  2. Depends on the BASIS for their AR position — MDN
  3. Aran Mathia — Fuck the EDL
  4. MDN - a quick response — Richard
  5. Rubbish to non human first — Jon Proctor
  6. Racist attends AR protest — Anti fa
  7. Blackmail — Antispeciesist
  8. Bollocks! — Real Anti-Fash
  9. @ "Real Anti-Fash" My arse. — Tony
  10. @Tony — Real Anti-Fash
  11. @Real Anti-Fash — Tony
  12. @Jon — T
  13. No sense — Anon
  14. @Anon — O.D
  15. The same individuals involved here — Fash Free AR
  16. Animal Liberation = Human Liberation — One Struggle
  17. @O.D. — Anon
  18. Steele not included? — The Truth
  19. Infighting — For Animals
  20. Non-humans first? — Anti-Spe
  21. @Anti Spe — For Animals
  22. @ One Struggle aka Deboo — Aran
  23. @The Truth (apparently) — One Struggle
  24. @Aran — One Struggle
  25. @One Struggle — Real Anti-Fash
  26. @One Struggle — Aran
  27. @Aran — One Struggle
  28. @One Struggle — Aran
  29. Helpful this article is not — Jon Proctor
  30. @For the Animals & Anti Spec — Truly for Animals
  31. @Truly For Animals — For Animals
  32. @Jon Proctor — delboy
  33. What is the point in this article? — Fame whore deboo
  34. Sexism now hmm — @Fame whore deboo (aka aran)
  35. Stop assuming things — Deboo fame whore
  36. Clearly its you — Well DUH
  37. State will be operating on both sides of the "Divide" — N
  38. You dumb f*ck — George
  39. Not me. — Aran
  40. Mature — George ?
  41. Admins — Aran
  42. Finally something we agree on — jon
  43. Egos. — seitan
  44. Animal rights is anti racist — @seitan
  45. @fame whore deboo and anoop — Debbie
  46. Who.. — seitan
  47. Your notes are screenshot — P C Andrews (Midlands constabulary)
  48. PC Andrews or whoever — Amused
  49. This is all public — PC ANDREWS
  50. Untrue. — Aran
  51. PC Andrews is right! — Made your point
  52. @ "A TRUE ANIMAL LOVER " — concerned
  53. Get Facts Right — Debbie
  54. Infighting. — Aran
  55. meanwhile — OutFoxed
  56. @Aran — Anti
  57. Racism is not ok with me — Animal actvist
  58. @Animal actvist — Real Anti-Fash
  59. Real meaning of animal liberation — Anon
  60. NHF page — anon
  61. No Fake Likes [proof] — Aran
  62. Get real anoop — jon to LOLing@SmokerRights
  63. Sensible debate required among activists old, new and everyone inbetween — Multi authored
  64. @multi authored — Debbie
  65. Yep — jon
  66. I could take a pretty good guess who you are... — George
  67. Ok George — Paul
  68. ... — George
  69. Money for animals or popularity — anon
  70. @George (House) — Paul
  71. Full of sh!t Paul. — George
  72. @Multi authored — Aran
  73. @Aran — Paul
  74. @ yellow and brown — Not amused
  75. @anon — Aran
  76. @Aran — anon
  77. @Paul — Aran
  78. @anon — Aran
  79. :) — george
  80. Daniel Carter — Aran
  81. Well — Kindergarten Watch
  82. Aran really ??? — Old Timer
  83. It is true — anon
  84. Boring — Yo yo
  85. Interesting — concerned of gipton
  86. Concerned of Gipton - you hypocrite!!! — Lesley Dove
  87. "I don't like fascists, but at least" — Peter
  88. Bullies and hypocrites! — Lesley Dove
  89. @lesley — not surprised really
  90. @Old Timer — Aran
  91. Cops playpen — Jon
  92. Judean People's Front — Aran
  93. which one next week? — pots and kettles
  94. @pots and kettles — Aran
  95. FAO lesley — concerned of gipton
  96. COG — Lesley Dove
  97. @PGTips — Aran
  98. @Aran — 4NTi-N4Zi
  99. read all the comments in the link — Anon
  100. @Anon — Aran
  101. You did invite him — Anon
  102. @Anon — Aran
  103. I am out of UK AR!!!! — Lesley Dove
  104. @lesley — Anon
  105. Who is "everyone" who can't stand me anyway - no guts to say stuff to my face??? — Lesley Dove
  106. @Lesley — ANON
  107. Some can DO, others can only criticise! — Lesley Dove
  108. @Lesley Dove — About Time
  109. @ Anon - Grow up — Anonymous
  110. What do you guys want? — Aran
  111. You need to ask — Real Animal Activist
  112. Grow some balls anonymous cowards inc. PGTips! — Lesley Dove
  113. And another thing.. — Lesley Dove
  114. @Lesley — Commanche
  115. Answers ? — PGTips
  116. I refuse to respond to anonymous cowards again — Lesley Dove
  117. it's crumbling... — ghale for a laugh
  118. Cops here I think — Lesley Dove
  119. Priceless lesley dove — PapersPlease
  120. Mediation what a freakin' joke! — Lesley Dove
  121. Choose the river not the bowl — jesse
  122. @Lesley Dove — No Platform
  123. As stated. — Aran
  124. Go on what have you horrible lot got to hide? — Lesley Dove
  125. on the same topic — Debbie
  126. Fat-shaming and ableism — Lesley Dove
  127. The kind of people we are dealing with here — Debbie
  128. I condemn the statements about Debbie. — Aran
  129. identity — Debbie
  130. tick tock tick tock — Gladys Hammond
  131. @Debbie — Aran
  132. Disgusting anoop you really are VILE — jon proctor
  133. @ jon proctor — Aran
  134. @Deb — George
  135. Social Primates do Politics — 2%Human
  136. @george — Debbie
  137. Editorial guidelines — imcista
  138. Take your bile elsewhere anoop — jon to anoop the police informing grass
  139. Pictures of NHFD admins — imcista
  140. Admins. — Aran
  141. Images now removed — imcista
  142. What is your intention? — George
  143. accurate! — In the House
  144. Paul Gravett here — Paul Vegan Anarchist
  145. I don't really mind as long as its true — George
  146. Who is interested in what happened that long ago? — Lesley Dove
  147. Paul, the mystery Paul — Lesley Dove
  148. Gravett — Lesley Dove
  149. Just pissed off aren't you Gravett? — Lesley Dove
  150. My last word to Gravett — Lesley Dove
  151. Moderators.. — Lesley Dove
  152. What's this? — Interested
  153. Racist houses — Househunter
  154. let everyone know — curious vegan
  155. Cop outs and trolls! — Lesley Dove
  156. Lesley has been my friend for over 20 years — Katharine A Gilchrist
  157. What was the point again? — Not so upstanding
  158. confusing — Liberation
  159. The four step model for being baffling. — Fillet o pish
  160. Hypocrisy and double standards of the "ban racists" gang. — Lesley Dove
  161. Lesley, no Offence, But — Katharine A Gilchrist
  162. Raised/Clenched Fist — Paul Vegan Anarchist
  163. @leslie — Anon
  164. Support your Lush shop — Anti Body shop
  165. Please go play with some traffic children — Bored of this shit
  166. sensible Post — Jonathon proctor
  167. @Jon — Anon
  168. @Jonathon proctor — interested
  169. An explanation about moderation (for the noobs) — IMCista
  170. Veganism is for everyone. — Non-Humans First Declaration Supporters Page
  171. @Non-Humans First Declaration Supporters Page — Caleb
  172. Yes sign on at Farce Book — GCHQ
  173. Importance of human fist in AR movement, it'll always be there! — Liberation
  174. @Lesley, so? — Pixie Twixie
  175. @ everyone — Fiona Munro
  176. Zip it munro — proctor to munro
  177. Racists have no place — Katharine A Gilchrist