In the great process of universal liberation that must be undertaken, many will recall the influence of farms in the production of CO2. They will say that billions of domesticated animals create an unsustainable impact on the planet and are one of the main causes of climate deterioration. They will talk about the dejections that those animals produce and that generate a serious pollution of lands and waters. It will be well documented reasoning that will be offered in order to propose a reduction in the weight of the consumption of meat and dairy products and eggs on the diet of human beings of the future. The next step will be to propose exclusively the adoption of organic farms.
And here we no longer agree. Society pacified with the environment does not refuse intensive breeding: it simply rejects breeding! Breeding, even organic farming, always means for the animal the deprivation of liberty, the impossibility of living and reproducing with the modalities that nature in the course of evolution has matured for him, means his exploitation and ultimately the his killing. But above all it means for us humans to remain internal to a self-referential logic that makes us believe that we are the center of the universe, it means to continue to place ourselves outside and above nature, in the right to dispose of the living, whether it is an animal or that it is a woodland, like an object available to our profit or pleasure, to be destroyed and plundered. Disconnection with nature is the main causes of the disaster that is taking place and stopping to exploit animals is an important step to get out of the dead end in which our species has fallen.
It is not possible to conclude better this little political handbook for the world to come except with the words of Leslie J. Cross:
"Apart from the abolition of an enormous burden of cruelty which is bound constantly to return like a boomerang upon humanity's own head, it has to be remembered that in any relationship of master and slave, the greatest and deepest harm is suffered not by the slave, but by the master. Until the present relationship between man and his fellow creatures is replaced by one of companionship on a relatively equal footing, the pursuit of happiness by man is foredoomed to a painful and tragic frustration" (1).