What do you think about people using the word holocaust or slavery to explain animal suffering? I personally don't find them offensive because they're words as well as events and the words aren't owned by a certain group of people. I never say the holocaust because it's an event but say a holocaust because that's a word. If someone is offended I don't use it again, those are just my thoughts.
That is why this blog birthed
because people appropriating the tragedies of people of color, who til this day are still suffering, for another cause.
More often than not, when a vegan compares animal suffering to slavery, they have no clue that institutional racism still exist. As I say, they can write a 10 page report on animal suffering, but struggle to write a page on how racism still effects the people they just used as a stepping stool to preach with.
These vegans only use holocaust and slavery analogies because they are trigger switches to the brain, but they end up just ignoring my black ass and my problems to help animals. They erase the struggles of various PoC when they use our pain for talking points.
They dont know our fucking pain.
They need not appropriate and erase.
And it is not even that effective sometimes, because it often just turns into a debate about how offensive the comparison is.
Stick to the images, videos, books, personal testimonies, and science. The movement has enough without adding to anti-blackness, anti-semitism, and racism.