There is a fine line in the animal rights community between acceptable activism and over the top terrorism.
In the case of those looking to prevent animal cruelty, regulate puppy mills, and rehabilitate animals from unfortunate upbringings, theres is no doubt a sense of nobility to be applauded. These activists often find themselves up against dangerous layers of criminality, hellbent on continuing whatever uncouth practice out them on these do-gooders’ radar in the first place. On the other hand, however, there are groups such as Sea Shepherd and PETA who are so far out in left field that they have been shunned by the left and right equally.
PETA, who have egregiously euthanized 99% of the animals that they received in 2016, has been a sham of an organization for decades. The leadership of this organization has been accused of rampant sexism in their campaigns against decorative fur and cosmetics testing, as well as having their connections to domestic terrorism outfits exposed in recent years by a number of sources. Sea Shepherd, which is helmed by a Greenpeace reject named Paul Watson, has spent the better part of their 40 years of existence dangerously disrupting the perfectly legal Japanese whaling operations off the coast of Antarctica.
In short, animal rights activists have grown violent and radical in our modern era, and their need to constantly berate those who chose to hunt, fish, and own pets has taken yet another life.
“A popular Spanish hunter took her life after receiving threats on social media from animal rights activists, according to reports.
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“Capitan, from Catalonia, Spain, had amassed a huge fan base on social media posting images of herself hunting. Her Facebook page, where she shared hunting tips, had nearly 39,000 followers.
“Critics continued to flood her Facebook page with messages even after she died.
“’She’s finished the lives of many animals and no one defended the death of them… I think our [lives are] worth the same as theirs,’ one person wrote.”
The liberal response to Capitan’s death has been downright despicable, leading many to believe that the constant harassment she received online may have contributed to her weakened mental state.
This new war on hunting has escalated in recent years after the death of Cecil the Lion in Africa at the hands of a wealthy trophy hunter. The loss of this one animal, while wholly integral to the hunt tourism industry that keeps much of rural Africa from going bankrupt, has been wildly lambasted by leftists and progressives as a cruel practice. Shortly after, Jimmy John’s sandwich shop founder John Liautaud was similarly targeted by activists for harassment based on his longtime trophy hunting hobby.