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How To Accept #HarambesChallenge
Why accept #HarambesChallenge? The world should’ve cared about #JusticeForHarambe long before Harambe died. If you really want justice for Harambe, you'll make the effort to be proactive about animal rights and animal welfare causes. Animal rights and animal welfare should always be trending on social media. Make the world a better place with your posts by accepting #HarambesChallenge. It’s simple: Every time you see a post denigrating Michelle Gregg or anything else ignorant related to the Harambe situation, you post two or more articles/petitions/pamphlets/videos/statistics/memes/whatever animal relevant information you like. If you go all day without seeing a degrading Harambe-related post, then you post two articles anyway.
The saddest thing about the death of this endangered silverback gorilla is that it shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Furthermore, anyone who actually gave a damn about Harambe would’ve tried to understand the issue beyond shitposting about how Michelle Gregg’s negligence was the ultimate cause of Harambe’s death. However, the court has found no charges against her in Harambe’s death. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters stated, “By all accounts, this mother did not act in any way where she presented this child to some harm.”
The prosecutor goes as far as to discredit the criticisms targeted at Gregg. Ever since the incident occurred, Gregg has been the unfortunate recipient of online harassment. Now that she is free of charges, we need to make people care about Harambe's justice beyond shaming Gregg. After all, animals need our help much more than Gregg needs to be more "ashamed" of not being found guilty.
“If anyone doesn’t believe a three year-old can scamper off very quickly,” he explains, “they’ve never had kids.”
Now that Michelle Gregg has is free of all charges against her in Harambe’s death or child abuse, people no longer have a reason to post hackneyed memes about “bad parenting.” In the end, humans let Harambe down, just like so many other creatures. As such, they might stop caring about the factors that contributed to Harambe’s death. We need to focus on keeping animal rights on everyone’s minds. The point of #HarambesChallenge is to keep animal rights on people’s minds. Because humanity needs to start giving a damn about creatures who can’t speak out against us. By picking up our pace with the posts, we can prompt others to start making the world a better place for the creatures who we could be helping instead of harming through education and action. An increased social media presence will help spread awareness about an issue that affects our entire planet so deeply.
Though I created this challenge with animal rights and animal welfare in mind, feel free to modify #HarambesChallenge to include any positive cause related to the tragedy. In other words, if you’re feeling pissed about the not-so-subtle racist undertones in many Harambe conversations, make your posts about racial justice. Honestly, as long as you're posting informative material, we can drown out their negativity with animal rights-related media that's worth consuming.
Justice for is a topic that has to stay hot when it doesn’t involve shaming someone for something you don’t know about. Animal rights and animal welfare deserve first-row seats in the very forefront of our awareness. Us humans get to choose whether or not we support animal cruelty. Animals, however, have no choice in the matter as to whether or not they’re put into a cage to be gawked at by humans. They have also have zero say in whether or not they’d like to be shoved into cages and spend their lives being tortured to death for human consumption. People would understand why milk is murder and a baby cow's life before becoming veal is no life at all.
Meanwhile, animal cruelty is happening everywhere. People in Connecticut were caught painting kittens and using them as bait in dog fights. According to the advocates, “gamblers bet on the color of which cat will survive the longest.” Sure, people are horrified by dog fighting and using kittens as bait. What they people don’t realize is that there’s a good chance that this sort of stuff is happening in their town as they speak. In the end, this is human selfishness at its worst: torturing innocent animals to death for entertainment. When I found out about a local dogfighting ring, I also found out that a decent portion of my social circle chose to remain silent and not report the criminals. Fortunately, there are plenty of actions you can take to recognize dogfighting in your area and fight against it. Plus, if your alert results in a conviction, you can receive a reward of up to $5,000! Over 40,000 people participate in a blood-sport that kills around 16,000 dogs a year. If more people knew just how frequently such atrocities occur and how many people aren’t talking about it, they’d be far more tempted to call the ASPCA to report neglect, volunteer, donate money to animal rights/welfare causes, sign and share online petitions, and become more of a participant in animal activism in many ways. If you have no idea how to start, here are some tips to help you get involved with animal rights activism and/or animal welfare. It's also important to know the difference between animal rights and animal welfare because they're not interchangeable terms.
Meanwhile, we're still trying to shut down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and here's how you can help out!
People are still torn about whether Harambe intended to harm Gregg's son or possibly protect him. Nonetheless, most people agree that entertaining crowds by letting them watch an endangered animal through a poorly-designed enclosure was hardly the way to get the job done. After all, it was the noise of the people there who startled Harambe. Animals like Morgan the orca cannot say the same. After a show at Loro Parque, Morgan deliberately beached herself. Onlookers allege that her behavior appeared suicidal. SeaWorld claims that her behavior is normal enough. Then again, SeaWorld also kidnapped her from the ocean, put her in a tiny tank. SeaWorld also claims “that Morgan is integrated into their orca ‘family’ group. Again, this is not true as Morgan is being bullied and attacked by the other orca on a regular basis.” These attacks are not the result of “normal orca behaviour” because if Morgan were in the wild, she would be able to escape these attackers rather than be forced to share a cramped tank with them. The Free Morgan Foundation continues to fight for her and spread awareness, but they could sure use your help!
Harambe's true challenge was humanity's failure. As we mourn Harambe's death, we must strive to make the world a better place for the animals we share the planet with, People are beginning to understand that putting animals such as gorillas, killer whales, and any other animal living in bad conditions, we have to rile up our voices more than ever. Animal cruelty is something we should be fighting against at all times. The Internet has made it easier to share information than ever before. If you want animal rights and animal welfare to stay at the forefront of the public conscience, please consider accepting #HarambesChallenge.
Also, don't forget: If you're going to post graphic pictures of animal violence, you might want to mark them with content warnings. Even fervent animal rights activists don't necessarily want those images imposed upon them.
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