At the end of January 2021, a raccoon was shot in Appenzell Innerhodischen Wasserauen.
He stayed “illegally” on Swiss soil and looked for food in a house. The raccoon was healthy.
He was peaceful and did not attack or put anyone in danger.
The federal law on hunting and the protection of wild mammals and birds allows raccoons to be shot all year round.
They are not at home in Switzerland and could unbalance the ecological balance that has been devised and prescribed by humans.
In “specialist circles” they are listed as neo-zones, that is to say, “introduced and alien animal species” or clearly expressed as “animal non grata”.
Speciesism versus the raccoon
All over the world people are still discriminated against, humiliated, and often persecuted because of their origin and skin color.
In Switzerland, the racist criminal norm rightly prohibits discrimination against people on the basis of their ethnicity, skin color, and religion.
Because no one is better than the other. We all have the right to life and to be treated with respect and decency, no matter where we come from and what skin color or religion we have.
With animals, however, it looks different.
No protection is granted to non-resident animals: they are undesirable and “worthless”, although they too are no longer considered a thing.
Their right to life is denied to them by law because of their origin and in the name of the ecological balance dictated by humans.
This is lived “speciesism”, which means: the human being shows with his attitude towards alien animals once again that he is convinced that he is superior to all other species due to his nature and can therefore treat them as he wants. This attitude is more than reprehensible and can no longer be accepted.
Together for the protection of raccoons on Swiss soil
The PETITION aims to protect raccoons in Switzerland.
Raccoons should no longer be hunted and killed because of their origin. The right to life should apply to them too.
In order to prevent an overpopulation of raccoons and to protect the local biodiversity, the possibility of an oral contraceptive for the female raccoons should be examined.
And I mean...” On the basis of being human” everyone has the right to life, to freedom, to integrity, to protection from discrimination, torture, and much more.
When it comes to animal rights, things get more difficult.
Humans are brought up with the principle of Suprematism, which says that humans are a very special animal that must by no means be mentioned in the same breath as the others.
Therefore the favored species is always the human.
Humans have rights, all other animal species have no rights.
The best thing that could happen to the raccoon would be a grace, which however would not belong to his rights, but is subject to the goodwill of the perpetrator.
We are a society of perpetrators who decide about the life and death of the weaker and also show solidarity with the perpetrator.
Those who belong to the privileged class do not know how it feels to be constantly under the power and violence of the ruler.
Therefore: we fight for the rights of those who have none, the rights of animals.
We stay on the right side
My best regards to all, Venus