Another bit of skewed priorities, but the animal rights must be appeased or something
The city’s Committee on License and Consumer Protection on Wednesday unanimously approved the ordinance, which would effectively take carriages off the streets by Jan. 1, 2021. The measure halts the issue of new licenses and bars operators from renewing existing licenses. The city’s 10 current carriage licenses, each of which has a $500 annual fee, would expire at the end of the year.
Some offer rides around the Loop, taking passengers to Millennium Park, along riverside buildings and to the Buckingham Fountain.
But the horse-drawn carriage business is under pressure from animal rights activists and aldermen who want to eliminate the attraction.
In 2018, the consumer protection committee considered a similar measure, but declined to vote on the ordinance in hopes that animal rights activists and horse and carriage owners would find a compromise.
Newsflash, compromise with “animal rights activists” is pretty much impossible mainly because they love activism a lot more than actually helping animals. And, that is true of many “activists” who start out with a cause and devolve into “look at me” machines
Via Moonbattery comes the latest attempt at controlling speech
Like many on the Left, the militant moonbats at PETA have studied their Orwell. Here is what the philologist Syme has to say about the narrowing of language in 1984:
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. Already, in the Eleventh Edition [of the Newspeak Dictionary], we’re not far from that point. But the process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. …
“The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking — not needing to think.”
So, how do the nuts at PETA fit in? Observe
PETA does its part to make the Revolution complete by eliminating idioms that might remind us of a natural human diet or otherwise encourage a politically unorthodox attitude toward animals. The following expressions are now forbidden:
• Bring home the bacon.
• Put all your eggs in one basket.
• Kill two birds with one stone.
• Let the cat out of the bag.
• Take the bull by the horns.
• Be the guinea pig.
• Hold your horses.
• Open a can of worms.
• Beat a dead horse.
• More than one way to skin a cat.
Recall please that the left is persistent in their pursuit of total control, so, while this might sound like a few animal rights nuts being over sensitive, remember they would enforce this if possible
Why would anyone just pick up the head of a rattlesnake with their bare hand?
A Texas man is recovering after he was bitten in the hand by a rattlesnake he had just decapitated, ABC Corpus Christi affiliate KIII reported.
Jennifer Sutcliffe and her husband were doing yard work at their Corpus Christi home on May 27 when she spotted a 4-foot rattlesnake lurking nearby, she told the station.
Sutcliffe’s husband grabbed a shovel and severed the snake’s head. When he went to pick up the head to dispose of it, he was bitten.
The snake released all of its venom into Sutcliffe’s husband, causing him to immediately experience seizures, loss of vision and internal bleeding. Photos from the incident show that his hand swelled up considerably and was covered in dark purple bruises.
Sutcliffe said the first 24 hours after the bite were the worst.
He is so lucky. Please respect venomous snakes folks.
Watch this video and take note. Apparently capitalism and free markets are more deplorable to the Left than rhinos going extinct is.
It seems the woman in the video cares more about saving rhinos from being seen as a “commodity” than about actually taking steps to save the species. She talks of ad campaigns, and anti poaching messaging. But that ignores the reality of why poachers are targeting rhinos. The massive amount of money they can make doing it! As stated in the video, when owning rhinos was made legal, the rhino population quadrupled. But, again, it is more important to the Leftist in this video that we do not perceive rhinos as a commodity.
So, in short, saving a spectacular species of animals, like rhinos, is not the first interest of the “animal rights” crowd. As I have said repeatedly, Leftism destroys everything it touches. In large part, this is because Leftism, as an ideology ignores reality and truth, preferring to try to force everything to fit into leftist ideology. The results are always the same, good things are destroyed. No cost is too high to prove Leftism works apparently. Tragically, the magnificent rhino is just another example of how cruel leftist “compassion” really is.
Also posted at WOW! Magazine
Apparently not. Given this headline for example. Naked women smeared in……. Well those first words caught my eye. And my mind pondered the next word. Whip cream? Baby oil? Honey? Strawberries? Chocolate sauce? All of those would work very well for me. Really, ANY of those, but, fake blood? Naked women smeared in fake blood? Damn Leftists!
Barcelona (AFP) – Animal rights defenders stripped down Sunday in the Spanish tourist hub of Barcelona to draw attention to the alleged cruelty of the fur industry.
Dozens of activists, naked, doused in fake blood and piled together in imitation of a heap of animal carcasses, staged a lie-in in the centre of town.
“How many lives just for a coat?” read a sign in English held up by Luisa Escribano, 53, and her daughter Barbara, 21, in the middle of the protesters.
“It is very important to draw attention to what happens to the animals, and which goes largely unnoticed. They suffer and die on farms, but their lives matter for me and my family,” said Luisa.
The Left ruins everything, I mean I almost cannot appreciate this photo anymore. Oh, who am I kidding, of course I can.
I love art!
PETA Gets Sued For Stealing, Then Murdering, A Family Dog – Daily Caller
A family is suing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for $9 million after two senior employees stole their pet Chihuahua Maya off their porch and had the dog killed.
The family captured video on their home surveillance system of two PETA employees, Victoria Carey and Jennifer Woods chasing Maya down, taking her off the family’s porch and shoving the dog into a white van. PETA admitted four months later it euthanized Maya later that day.
Victoria Carey was a contract worker for PETA and had been the organization’s human resources director. Jennifer Woods is PETA’s senior communications administrator. Carey’s contract with PETA has been terminatied, but Woods remains employed.
State law requires that animals be held for five days before they are euthanized to allow people to recover their animals in situations like this. An investigation by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services founded PETA violated the law and imposed the largest fine it could, $500.
The family says the two PETA workers apologized by giving the family a fruit basket.
PETA euthanized 2,454 of the 3,369 cats, dogs and other animals it took in in 2014. Only 23 dogs and 16 cats taken in by PETA were adopted. A PETA press release claims the organization offered “free euthanasia services for 2,454 dogs, cats, and other animals in just one area of the United States.”
A statement by PETA to a local news channel on Maya’s death claims the incident “was extremely upsetting, therefore, to discover that in the course of doing something helpful and good, something bad had happened.”