Bethesda, MD, January 27, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Holocaust Survivor Calls for End to All Oppression on Holocaust Remembrance Day on occasion of today's (January 27th) observance of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, survivor of the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, Dr. Alex Hershaft calls for an end to all forms of oppression, including our own killing of animals for food.
In his special website www.neveragain.global
, Dr. Hershaft is careful to explain that his campaign is not about the relative moral value of different victims of oppression, but only their ability to suffer. "We tend to care more for other people than for non-human animals, because we relate more to other people, yet we recognize that sentient animals can suffer and are more likely to care for our family dog than a starving child in Yemen," he notes.
Dr. Hershaft asserts that oppression can never occur without social consent and suggests that such consent is first planted in a child's mind when he is told that the dog on his sofa is to be cherished and cared for, while the morally equivalent pig on his plate is to be abused, killed, and dismembered for food.
Dr. Hershaft has lectured extensively about his journey from the Warsaw Ghetto to his struggle for animal rights at Israeli universities and Jewish assemblies in Washington, New York, Baltimore, Denver, and Pittsburgh. His moving story made the front page of Israel’s largest newspaper.
For a more extensive exposition of Dr. Hershaft’s views on the roots and remedies to oppression, please visit neveragain.global. Some of his lectures and interviews may be viewed on YouTube. A more extensive biography may be found on Wikipedia.