The Angry VEGAN

19594_546047325429906_1842923280_nI am often called an angry Vegan. I am not the fluffy lets all be friends and hug type, that went out the window years ago if it ever was. In most cases I try to educate in discussion, but my Russian temper often turns me into Ivan the terrible if people make callous stupid comments  like , who cares how they die they taste good. Or global warming  who cares fire up the grill YOLO ! Or I am told eating meat and dairy is a personal choice and I should mind my own business. The Problem is that those so called personal choices are severely impacting the lives of others , first the animals who’s life is being taken, then the million of starving in third world countries and then everybody else .

 

We as a species have killed and eradicated more other lifeforms than any other one in history. Our planet is in really bad shape and we are to blame . Sitting back and doing nothing cannot be the answer. I am vegan for Multiple reasons , yes of course for the animals, but also for my health , for the survival of our race and this planet. The industry and advertising would like to make us believe that most cows live their life peacefully out on pasture till it is time to come home be milked and fed. This is far from the truth … 80% of meat consumed in the U.S is raised on industrial feeding lots in South America and China, that number rises to a whopping 98% when we count in government surplus and school lunch meals. From the remaining percentage of young bovines raised for meat in the U.S only 30% are raised in an industrial farm environment and that is why most Americans still believe the fairy tale of the happy family farm. They are not aware that most of their meat comes from foreign countries and what it costs, the planet or the impoverished struggling nations we exploit to feed our lust for flesh. People could argument that it is not under our control what these nations do, people always find a way of shifting blame. The bitter truth is however, that more and more of those so called family farms are using factory farm practices; and that almost 80% of dairy cows raised in this country are raised in an industrial setting and never see the light of day .

So let us take a deeper look into the life of the average dairy cow and her children. If you are born in an average dairy farm they rip you away from your mother as soon as you are licked clean, sometimes even before that. You are either carted away in a wheelbarrow or by your leg while you scream for your mother and she screams for you; you never see her again. If you are lucky and are a girl you are sent to an industrial feeding lot where you are fed till you are old enough to have your own babies. If you are unlucky and are a boy you are in most cases bludgeoned to death, auctioned off as veal or sent off to be raised as someone dinner, to most humans your life has no value. So what is your life like as female cow?

If you are a female cow compared to your brother you might think you are lucky and for the first year, or so, of your existence that might be so. Even though you are denied running free you have a clean place to sleep and food everyday, but soon things will change. The first thing they do to you is what they call de-horning. You are locked in a mechanical device as your sensitive horns are cut off your head with pliers without pain killers. You scream yet no one comes to your rescue no one cares. Later when you are about 15 months old a human comes and “inseminates” you so you can have a baby and they can have your milk. Or they strap you in a rape rack and lead a bull to you to seal the deal, no matter how you resist you have no say in it. Basically they are violating your body, if you were a human they would call it sexual assault or rape but you are a cow you don’t matter to them. After an average 285 days you give birth, you are happy you love your baby. Then they come and take him or her from you. You scream and struggle but there is nothing you can do, you will never see your baby again. This process is repeated every year till you produce less milk as they expect you to and you are sent to slaughter.Now that you produce milk you more than likely will never see the light of day again. If you are lucky your facility is clean but more than likely it is not. The farmer or staff will impregnate you every year and they will take your baby every time. You will be fed some disgusting pallet food but you’re hungry and because producing milk takes a lot out of a body. They bread you to produce an obscene amount of milk but it comes with a cost, a cost to you- painful infections and fever so they pump you full of antibiotics and medicine. You are often depressed and when you are pregnant you become very agitated because you know they are going to take your child and you have nowhere to run. If you struggle they beat and torture you, you learn to remain as passive as possible but it does not always help. If you are strong you live like this for an average of 7 years, if you are frail you don’t make it past your second birthing. If you stumble if you can’t get up they label you a downed cow it’s a death sentence and no matter how scared you are no one is coming.

A picture says more than a thousand words a video even more here is some undercover footage shot in an average dairy farm in Ohio.

 

The end of a bovine > when those cows have been milked dry or to exhaustion we humans cart her of to slaughter. No matter how well a bovines life was in the end they all ace the same horrible practices in the end. What most people do not know is that although the cows are shot in the head with a bolt they are often still alive when their throat is cut and they are skinned. The process is horrid and the workers are often abusive and cruel. The industry would like to make you believe that the animals do not suffer, the truth is they do not only suffer they are terrified every second from arrival to point of death; some fight others shut down emotionally , but they are all very aware of their fate. If you do not believe me go to a slaughter house and watch. Humane slaughter is a myth and the only truly happy cows live in sanctuaries nowhere else! Oh and one more thing A cow’s natural lifespan is about 25 years we kill them between 0-7 years of age. How do I know all this? Because I worked on a farm when I was twenty, it was not a factory farm it was in fact the best possible farm environment for a cow a European eco farm, still what I saw there and the surrounding factory farms changed me forever.

 

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Meat , Milk and Dairy and health > Despite what the meat and dairy industry would like to tell you Milk and dairy have been linked to the following illness heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer and asthma. A Harvard study points to a direct coloration of high milk consumption and osteoporosis. The study explains that Dairy turns the body acidic and that it has to leach calcium from the bones to balance it out. This also explains why the countries that have the highest dairy consumption also have the highest osteoporosis rates. Still Advertising using Celebrities like “the got milk” campaign still sell us the lie and we literally poison our children and ourselves because we believe what we are told. Other studies point to milk , meat and dairy as cause for cancer one of them is the famous China study. The China Study was conducted by T. Colin Campbell, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and his son Thomas M. Campbell II, a physician. The China-Cornell-Oxford Project was conducted over 20 years. It began 1983 and ended in 2003. During those 20 years blood work and dietary studies were conducted on over 6,500 people from in 65 regions in China. The study concluded that counties with a high consumption of animal products had substantially higher death rates from Cancer, diabetes and heart disease while these diseases were very uncommon for regions on a plant based diet.Now that scary isn’t it?

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What the industry does to the planet and how its fucking YOUR FUTURE TOO! >Most People are not aware that the meat, dairy and fish industry are bringing us to the edge of extinction. It is predicted that if we do not change our fishing practices we will face a total collapse of our oceans marine wildlife by the year 2045 . Now you will more than likely be alive then so what does it mean for you ? The problem is our oceans produce over 80% of our breathable oxygen. The balance within our aquatic habitats are a delicate one, the loss of just one species impacts the balance greatly. If the projections are right the loss of all marine life could tip the balance and render the ocean sour and unable to produce the oxygen we need to survive. What fishing is doing in our oceans the Meat and Dairy industry is doing on land. In South and Central America our rainforests are being chopped down to make land for cattle. An area of the approximate size of a football field is decimated four seconds; that’s an area twice the size of Paris gone every day. That in turn equates to 13 million hectares or an area about the size of England, Greece or Nicaragua chopped down every year. ). So the question is what are we going to breath after 2045?
The Meat and Dairy industry are the Number one contributor to global warming, crazy as it sounds cow farts and even worse burps are producing such amounts of methane that it counts for 18% of green house gas causing emissions. You might think 18% does not sound like much, but what if I told you that the entire world transportation industry, this includes all boats, cars , drivable lawnmowers, motorcycles, rockets ships, space shuttles, ships ,tanks, trams, trains, trucks, planes, only hold a 13% stake.). Does this surprise you? That does not conclude all the damage this industry does the meat and Dairy industry is second in line when it comes to soil and water pollution, the Oil industry is in pole position there.

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World hunger and how meat and dairy consumption makes you personally responsible > The meat and dairy industry and western societies lust for them is the number one reason for global hunger (next to political red tape) and ground water depletion. In a world were a child dies from hunger every 2-3 seconds consuming meat and dairy is just not sustainable practice. 70 percent of the world’s agricultural land is used to either grow feed for cattle or as graze land for cattle.More than 50% of U.S. grain and nearly 40 % of the entire world grain yield is fed to livestock .If this grain were fed to humans instead of bovines we could increase the global food supply by nearly 50%!That is an approximate 800 million people who could be fed if we took the gain from America cattle feed alone !Imagine this; the grain it takes to produce an average steak could feed 30 people a hearty meal of gains and veggies. How bitter must it be for these people to watch as the flesh of animals raised and fed with the grain produced on their land is being shipped and consumed in the first world while their children are dying of starvation. Fact is that if humanity does not change their behaviour there will be severe consequences in your immediate future change starts with the individual.

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But don’t plants feel pain too? ->Plants do not have nervous systems like we do , but there have been some studies that suggest that they might have feelings and might be sentient. I have been giving it a lot of thought lately and am trying to evolve from vegan to fruitarian because of this. The fruitarian diet is the only real cruelty free diet out there. Plants produce there fruit for us to eat in hopes we will eat the seeds with it and carry their plant babies to a good place where they can thrive. I am not perfect and am still evolving step by step , but i get furious when people just have thins non caring attitude to what their actions are causing others. People like to say mind your own business the problem is it is no longer only their business when their actions are impacting the life quality of others. Its not like I can book a rocketship outta here to Beta Centauri. I am stuck with people who are literally threatening my personal survival but am told not to mention it or to let it go , or the whole personal choice crap. My grand mother lived to be 80 , my grandfather to be 98 …I do not want to spend my old age on a barren planet with extreme food shortages (predicted by the UN in the next 10 years if we don’t change) and little air to breath… So yes I am  AN ANGRY VEGAN and am going to be the uncomfortable fool on the soapbox as long as I have breath in me .

Namaste Alex

 

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State of the Nation June 5, 2013 very very Long post!

Long time no post, I am well aware and apologise. Things have been quite chaotic here at Mutanthouse but we are working though it. Our financial situation is not the best but it has improved I (Alex) finally received my school funding and Tim has been getting more hours at work. All in all we are only 5 days late on the Mortgage and more money is coming in July which will bring us current.

All in all the past few months have been a challenge My health has been more than wonky, some of our furries had medical emergencies, and we had to take in new residents and some refugees. Once again we had to fight the false allegations of our nemesis across the street( the retched guardian of Poor Axel who we tried to save earlier this year) who has been calling the city and animal control on us claiming anything from that we are collecting trash behind the house to fighting our dogs. We are well aware it is retaliation for making his abuse and neglect of poor Axel Public and while the constant visitations from the law are frustrating they are also unfounded so there are no real consequences just annoyance. We can live with that, and do not regret trying to save his dog nor holding him accountable for his death!

New residents

cats and Kittehs:

In the past few Months we have taken in two more pooches in need and three more kittehs.
The first to Move in was little Oliver a male tuxedo cat who sat in front of Kay and Tim’s door and proclaimed he was moving in. Then there was little Sebastian who Kay found in the Wal-Mart parking lot and the last of the Kittehs to join was Bastet Delilah who like Oliver sat in front of the door for 3 days till we decided that one more won’t kill us. but someone in the cat underworld must be giving out our address because they keep shoeing up 😛

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The ballad of Little Captain Jack Sparrow and Titine Atari Starfire Empress of Bahuahua:

This part is both sad and happy so brace yourselves. My daughter called me for help she had been trying to help a little boy puppy that was very ill and dying because his guardians forced him baby food when he had become too weak to suckle. The house the poor Pup lived in was a pestilent hell hole full of faeces and cockroaches. The people living there had 5 dogs, two males and 3 females, who all had puppies because those ignorant idiots refused to have all but one of their dogs spayed and neutered. All the puppies where flea and worm ridden and smelled so bad I almost vomited. From the first littler only one little eight week old female was left over. Overall she seemed to be in Ok shape although her belly was grossly extended due to parasite infestation. The second litter, to which the little male puppy belonged, were all four weeks old. All of them where under weight and parasite ridden but the little male was by far the worst off. I (Alex) decided to take him to our vet and whilst driving decided that he was not going to go back there if he would survive. We noticed that the little guy had only one eye and taking that for inspiration we named him Captain Jack Sparrow hoping that the Pirate’s luck in dodging death would rub off on the little guy. It seemed for a little while that he would make it but in the end the worm infestation was too severe and we lost him. I was devastated because he had fought so hard to live. We took Jack home and buried him under our Chinese plum. Although you where just with us for a few hours we love you little jack may you sail the sea of souls happily till we meet again I salute you <3.

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We went back to the house of horror to update his former family and to deworm the remaining puppies. I also brought a shot for the little girl because her guardian said that she would not afford to give her her shots when I explained how dangerous Parvo was the woman told me she had had a previous littler that had died from it in the house. Yet she was giving me attitude and was not willing to let the puppy get her shots. 50$ later the pup was mine and we named her Titine Atari Starfire. In two weeks we will be deworming the remaining pups of horror house and will try to find them homes if possible . We are not sure how far these people will let us help though because they waver between threats and greed.

Meet Titine :

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The Little girl has recovered well from her worm infestation and is growing like a weed. Titine is very popular of course Momma Moo has taken her under her wing and is (S)mothering her 😉 Wifi is completely in love with her and engages in long howl sessions. And she loves Her auntie Kay and Uncle Tim.

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Wifi the magnificent:

As you can see in the Picture Our WiFi has grown up to be a strong young man. His problems with gait and running have vanished and he recovered well from his operation. In July he will be undergoing “the Procedure”. We will keep you updated.Our WiFi is very dramatic in nature and very vocal which got him the nick name Dennis Rodman of dogs :p We believe that if he where not a Dog he would be a drag queen with his own show in Hollywood. His favorite pastimes are eating, which is the reason of one of his other nicknames chubby or Chubbo. His best friends are Bhaaloo and Malcolm who he adores and little Titine is the apple of his eye.

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Amyrah the Survivour:

Another success story is our Amyrah remember the little shy girl who was afraid of her own shadow well now she is a happy well adjusted girl who is part of the young pack. We are so happy she has found her way out of her shell 😀

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So what else is new at Mutanthouse?

Well we had a few Birthdays. Moobert and Mooria turned 7 on March 10th, Bhaaloo turned 1 on April 3rd, I (Alex) Turned 45(ouch)on April 13th,Cassiopeia turned 6 on May 17th and Kay turned 33. The next Birthday coming up will be Tim’s on June 21st 🙂 Oh and Tim is training for the Boston Marathon and will be running a half marathon in Greensboro in October. Go TIM!

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The cat room

We decided to clear out and rearrange the cat room we got rid of all the damaged toys and are currently working on turning several huge branches that was torn down during a storm into a giant cat tree. We will keep you updated on the progress.

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As always the Vet bills are killing us between routine checkups, heartworm medication and shots between all our furry beings the cost are up there , add in the occasional rescue , us helping those who refuse to help their animals and random antecedents and the Pacman of wallets does his deed.

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Our Bhaloo got into a scuffle needed an operation on his ear >

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Our Sophia has been struggling with her allergies and tested heartworm positive 😦 , we had a lot of Rabies shots last month and Harriet still has issues with her colitis.

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If you would like to make a donation to help us with our vet costs or our project in general here is the link to our

WePay >https://www.wepay.com/donations/mutanthouse-support-fund

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The refugees:

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We have taken in some refugees at Mutanthouse My daughter Morgaine and her fiance Franky were evicted from their home. We decided to let them stay here with my grand furries Misty, Molly,Roy,Tequila and Garfield until things get better. because they are not vegans ands also are not currently interested in becoming part of the project there status here is defined as refugees 😉

The amazing Grand Furries:

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The garden:

This years garden is very simple no raised beds no real structure but it is a garden and out first step into that venture, We have tomatoes,bell peppers,peppers, watermelons and squash. We have 2 fig trees , 2 banana trees and one pair tree. Our boison berries yelded great this year and we are expanding 🙂

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As for myself My health has not been the best so I am trying to go completely raw vegan and want to see if I cannot fix my situation or at least massively improve it.One thing I am planning is to get a membership at the local YCWA so I can go swimming and get some exercise. Tim and I found a Farmers market and a family of farmers who are cutting us great deals so suddenly Raw seems achievable.  I will be documenting my progress on on a Facebook page called Reclaiming Life >

https://www.facebook.com/ReclaimingLife

and on a Blog >

http://veganreclaiminglife.wordpress.com/

under the same name within the next days.
To date my fave raw dish is spiralised Zucchini with tomatoes 😀

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So that concludes This monster Update, thank you for your interest and continued support. i leave you with this last bit of wisdom 😉

Jubilee

Namaste

Alex

We did it! Bachman booted from show ! Yay!

We did it folks the animal murder queen was booted from the national Geographic show! after thousands of petitions and e-mails Nat Geo caved and booted her. Bachman is now the hunted activists around the world have been giving the smiling killer queen a run for her money , she even shut down her Facebook page in the process. We are extremely pleased!

Below a message received from National geographic by Suzanne Lemire a fellow activist :

I had written a complaint to the National Geographic people, about their new show they’re promoting with that Bachman woman, and I posted their reaction on your picture you posted of her with death all around her and a huge smile on her face…anyhow, guess what??? I just got this from them:

“The National Geographic Channel has carefully considered the public discussion of our series on surviving the wilds of Alaska currently in production and premiering sometime next year.

Upon further reflection we plan to eliminate one of the survivalists from the ensemble cast, Melissa Bachman.

Hunting is not the focus of the show, and we regret the misinformation that has clouded what we hope will be an exciting adventure series set in the incredible Alaskan landscape.”

National Geographic now and then or Stop the Melissa Bachman show! Tell National Geographic to say no to a show about killing for sport!

National Geographic plans to film a TV series with “animal murder queen” Melissa Bachman. For those who do not know who she is, Melissa is the host of several shows featuring the hunting and killing of animals for fun.

Here is some video footage of her exploits , please notice the obvious joy she has in terminating the life of these poor creatures!graphic content!

The 27 year old brags that she has been hunting and killing animals since childhood, for some 22 odd years, and despite her often expressed “love for nature and the outdoors” seems to fail to extend that “love” to her animal victims.Here a picture of a pint size Melissa with dead birds>

I guess the family that kills together stays together ? But does that not also apply to the mob ? Here is her self made video Bio – Graphic and disturbing content!

She asserts her online media presence with “kill shots” where she poses with the carcases of her plentiful kills. Sporting her signature pink hunting gear she has become the pinup girl of the hunting community.

Her message is disturbing- killing is fun and sexy! Is this the image National Geographic wants to propagate? As network dedicated to culture and the broadening of horizons National Geographic traditionally holds great influence in society.

Gone are the days where National Geographic Fetured Amasing actevists such as Jane Goodall with wonderful features such as these it seems:(

When did topics such as these become unimportant to them ?


I grew up reading National Geographic and it helped me form into the actevist i am today despite my families values. This is more than painful to watch. has our world gone totally off the deep end? HOW COULD YOU DO THIS National Geographic 😦

National Geographic has a strong influence in the media and its younger readers will learn what now ? It so fun to kill / This animal is so beautiful let me kill it ? the whole thing is so grotesque it seems to be satire, but sadly it is not because
Bachman her self mentioned the new show on her Facebook page (which was taken down today due to the many angry posts).

So dear readers if you are as appalled by all of this as I am please tell National Geographic you find a Melissa Bachman show to be an intolerable venue and that a show about killing animals for sport is unacceptable no matter who hosts it!

Remember this is not a woman hunting for food but someone who is killing for killings sake its revolting and should shock even the meat eaters amongst you. If you agree with me Please sign the Petition!

Update
Earlier today “animal murder queen” Melissa Bachman had posted on her Facebook page that she was going to have her own show on news sparked an outrage amongst animal activists around the globe and several petitions including my first. We come to find out that Bachman exaggerated her role in the upcoming show when an inquiry was made with Net Geo. Here was their response –

Net Geo’s response:
If you’re inquiring about the rumors that we are having Melissa Bachman host a show on our channel, those rumors are false. Melissa Bachman is one outdoorsmen in a larger ensemble cast chosen to navigate the Alaskan terrain for an upcoming National Geographic Channel series. The series – which has just begun production and will likely air sometime next year – is not a platform for any of the featured players and is certainly in no way an endorsement of their activities outside of the show. Rather it is a test of survival and expedition skills passed down through generations as the teams explore the incredible Alaskan landscapes. Any interaction with wildlife during the course of the show will obviously respect any and all of the state’s wildlife procedures and laws, as is standard and expected practice at National Geographic Channel.

We still believe that action must be taken because we believe that people such as Melissa Bachman should not be given any exposure on a network that has a tradition to side with nature preservation

So at this point we altered the petition to request the removal of Bachman on the show instead of removing the show!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/902/073/913/ <Link to petition – thank you in advance!

Alex

The death of Lennox the dog -what the execution of an innocent pooch says about the state of humanity

Mutanthouse would like to extend our sincere condolences to Lenox family; our hearts go out to you and poor Lennox who was murdered today. This morning the Belfast city council proclaimed that Lennox the dog had been euthanized in what they call a humane manner Let us disregard the fact, for a minute, that killing a healthy animal and depriving it of a life is far from humane and ask ourselves how can this death have been any crueller? Lennox was no allowed visits from his family, he was held in solitary confinement in a small concrete cell, left to vegetate in his own farcies with no toys or companionship. At the day of his death he was left to face the needle or whatever method used alone , no one who loved him was allowed to calm his fear and give him some warmth to cross over, did he wish for his family …for the little girl he so loved ? Did he resist? Did he believe his family wanted him there? Did he ask himself why and hope for something or someone to come save him? Did the handlers find it in themselves to at least treat him with kindness in his last minutes or did they yell and rag him as documented previously? These are things we the Public and more importantly Lennox Family will never find out, because they where denied access to their family member.

For the last few there were no sightings of Lennox which opens a line of thought that is as evil as any movie plot. Was Lennox already dead? Did he succumb to the previously documented blatant neglect and mistreatment by the BCC officials? It would definitely give us a logical explanation to the refusal to grant the pooch one more last moment of happiness and love. It would explain why the BCC refused to grant Lennox asylum in the U.S where prominent dog behaviourists Caesar Milan and Victoria Stilwell offered to give him a home. Stilwell even flew out to Northern Ireland to negotiate with the minister of agriculture Michelle O’Neil sadly to no avail. Perhaps the most baffling rejection was that toward Northern Irelands First minister Peter Robinson who stepped in for the Pooch and basically found himself ignored and rejected with the 300.000 documented worldwide protestors. All this smells like conspiracy and cover up …if it quacks like a duck …just saying…

While finding the truth remains important everything from this point forward is bitter. Although the usually fluff bunnies would like to point to a deeper meaning in this loss, and their very might well be some metaphysical connection, factually Lennox is dead and he died feeling unwanted and unloved! NOTHING CAN MAKE THAT BETTER! If there is an afterlife i am certain Lennox is in doggy heaven with a bone and angels to play with …but what if there is no afterlife? And even with an afterlife what could ever justify the killing of an innocent?

Factually in the here and now the BCC abused power, lied and got away with it with no apparent ramifications! First they clarified Lennox as Pittbull when he was genetically proven not to be one (not even a mix). Lennox was a bulldog Labrador mix! When the Pittbull angle failed to impress they offered their next bogus argument and claimed that Lennox had not been registered or properly vetted, which was disproven the minute they uttered it with ample documentation of proper registration, vet papers and DNA registry. The list of crazy reasoning went on and on, just to be refuted and disproven every time. for some reason however the court decided to believe lies such as the false statement of handlers like Alexandra Lightfoot who perjured herself in court by claiming Lennox to be so vicious she refused to go near him. The problem is that the public and the defence had ample photographic evidence of Lightfoot hugging Lennox and the pooch rewarding her with soft submissive kisses! Still nothing was done to punish Lightfoot or the BCC who set her up to it! This is disturbing but it also paints a clear picture of our current society and legal system. We are in grave trouble when innocents are killed and the corrupt go Scott free!

below Alexandra (Sandy) Lightfoot with Lennox

In the past few months we have seen many protests spread like wildfire over the globe, targeting the status quo and corrupt and achieving little of consequence despite ample support of the public. Like the fight for Lennox the industrial /Political goliath has proven to big of a giant to tackle with the usual means. If we want to change this world we need to move away from the idea that anyone can grant us the right to anything or that we are accountable to any government who’s refuses to be accountable to us. We need to grow up , humans today live in a “ do for me “reality . The problem is that if one lets other do everything one also looses the ability to think and do for one self. We are infantilised and mainstream culture makes sure to provide ample distraction to keep us from noticing just how warped societies ethics and methods have become.
From time to time injustices like Lennox case pierce the veil for a short time but instead of taking these revelations to its natural conclusion people slowly tether off into the fuzziness of everyday survival and nothing significantly changes. The thing is to change this world we need t change us as individuals; from the ground up! Lennox case is heart breaking and horrific but in the greater picture his execution is but a symptom of a toxic humanity.

Our world is in Peril by our own making, in today’s society corporations are worth more than the lives of millions human and non human innocents. Humanity has progressively conditioned itself to equate autonomy with selfishness we need to reverse that process if we want to survive as a species. We have to stop thinking of Land and nature as something we use and own –We are its guardians as best at our worst we are its destroyer! We have to stop putting our own addiction to quick fixes and comfort before the lives of the collective human and nonhuman inhabitants of this planet. Humans are literally Terra’s boogieman -we torture even those we profess to love and have enslaved and extinct more species than any other lifeform in known history. Our justification we need to do this to survive, or we need to torture animals to make sure products are safe, or we need to confine brutalise and kill animals to tantalise our pallets. Wo cares if our greed leads to global warming, the death of a starving child every 2 seconds or the endless suffering of non human races. Comfort, possession and profit are everything! Right?

If something goes wrong we will fudge facts to subdue the public and ensure their continued loyalty and willingness to consume … if that does not work we will use brute force against them or start a war somewhere to distract them ….the list goes on and on and most readers will get the general picture of what I am trying to point out here. In a world this self centred, where human and animal life are expendable, where ruthlessness is rewarded is it any surprise that something like Lennox story could happen? We are conditioned from childhood to look away to desensitise.” Don’t look at that homeless man he is filthy you will get lice all he wants is money for booze , do not dare to touch that mangy cat I do not care if she is bleeding go wash your hands, stop whining and eat that chicken it was made to be eaten you are being ridiculous “. This is the climate we are raised in and people like the councilmen and woman of the BCC are the result.

Any Protest against solitary injustices will just be a Band-Aid on the real problem; even if they are individually successful. The only way to end the madness that has become our reality is a reboot of our society. I don’t mean Zombie apocalypse although I do sometimes fantasise about it when my disgust levels are up, I mean a total reboot of the individual. It is a process, for me it meant to start working on only engaging in behaviour I could stand behind 100%. I went from vegetarian to vegan for two reasons, compassion toward the non humans suffering at our hands but also compassion toward the millions starving because of the meat and dairy industry and the future generations we will be leaving this planet to. I decided to create Mutanthouse because I would like to create a space in which I can live independently, by the ethical principles I believe in and offer others the same opportunity. I believe strongly that living by example is more potent than words will ever be. I am work in progress, but I am at least on my journey. Part of this journey is the realisation that any suffering I encounter concerns me and that I cannot back down from trying to do something about it. As critical a state this world is in sugar coating is a luxury none of us has anymore , truth is what will blow things open, actions not words will give change the needed momentum.

As Lennox joins the millions of suffering nonhumans brutalised and unjustly murdered by our hands. I intend to honour his suffering with action; I will protect humans and non humans from brutality and exploitation to the best of my ability. I will build Mutanthouse to secure a haven for humans and non humans in need. I will speak nothing but truth because this world of lies creates breeding ground for the corrupt and the complacent. I will fight my inner daemons, work on living what I preach and strive to better myself on a daily basis. I will rather walk alone the compromise myself and the life of others and I will work on not letting fear influence my decision-making and actions but stare evil,corruption and world destroyers in the face and stand against them when needed.

Lennox Story makes blatantly clear that change needs to come, and while I wish the outcome where different, and my heart bleeds for a happy ending I and many others need to face our ugly reality. Only then can we make sure that innocents are no longer murdered for profit, pleasure or power. Change begins in our own mind and actions.
R.I.P Lennox safe travel, please watch over us and wish us luck we will need it.