Urge New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance to stop promoting torture & murder.

Urge New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance to stop promoting torture & murder.

June 4, 2021
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New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and 1 other
Signatures: 297Next Goal: 500
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Started by victoria toulis

      Urge New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to stop promoting the torture and murder of the most vulnerable individuals as a “fun activity” and a “competition” to see who can take the most lives. A department that claims to have integrity should not promote activities that terrorize, cause harm, death or violate the bodily autonomy of any individual, including non human animals who are at our mercy.

      It is unacceptable for a department that says, “live & let live” to be perpetuating violent, hateful acts of discrimination against those who do not look like them, or speak their language. Their desire to live and capacity to suffer are like ours, a fact completely disregarded by the department. Their vulnerabilities are prayed upon, exploited and even mocked. This is the height of degradation, cruelty and injustice.

      Hold New York State Department of Taxation and Finance accountable for their actions, and demand they take the rights of ALL sentient animals seriously, not just the ones who they favor. As a society we murder other species by the TRILLIONS, every year making animal exploitation the greatest moral emergency of our time! It is our responsibility as individuals to recognize this and change it.

      Speciesism is like sexism, racism or any other form of discrimination or prejudice. It is based on the inherent traits of another group. It assumes one's own superiority over another. Ask yourself, am I discriminating against someone? Am I apathetic to the plight of certain individuals? If so, shouldn’t I educate myself and change my behavior? Why would I choose to uphold oppression rather than oppose it?

      Shame on those who torture and kill defenseless beings, rather than speak up to protect them against such despicable atrocities. Every heinous act against another requires a justification, and the onus is on the transgressor to provide one. This abhorrent behavior is unwarranted in these modern times. Anyone who commits these acts should be compelled to not only cease doing them, but to help others do the same. In the year 2021, which side of history will you choose? What have you learned from the failures of the past? Choose wisely. They are dying. The blood is on your hands and civility is the least of what is expected of you.

      Join me in demanding New York State Department of Taxation and Finance remove “Healthy Fishing” Webinar scheduled for June 9th, 12-1 pm. Additionally, tell this department to remove “Visiting Animals at a Zoo” and “Get a fishing license and have a competition with someone to catch the most or biggest fish” as their “Things to Do for June.” I call for all events and activities that exploit animals in any way to be removed from New York State government calendars, practices and policies and that they take the stance against such abuse, as they would do so with any other injustice.

      “Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is — whether its victim is human or animal — we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity.” -Rachel Carson

      “ ‘Never again’ is not about what others shouldn’t do to us. It’s about what we shouldn’t do to others. ‘Never again’ means that we must never again perpetrate mass atrocities against other living beings. That we must never again raise animals for food or any other form of exploitation.” -Dr. Alex Hershaft, Warsaw Ghetto survivor

      “What do they know-all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world – about such as you? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.” -Isaac Bashevis Singer – a member of a family perished in the Holocaust and a Nobel Prize winner

      “If you want to know where you would have stood on slavery before the Civil War, don’t look at where you stand on slavery today. Look at where you stand on animal rights.” -Captain Paul Watson

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Decision Makers

  • New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
  • Andrew M. CuomoGovernor