Canvassing on Monday afternoon, more long discussions about policy. People do not lack for insight and understanding. They just don’t feel they can share it with party hacks. Long chat about economic probabilities, the chances of Russia going Baltic, and Tobin taxes for financial services’ reliant economies such as the UK.
The surprise pavement chat of the day was on animal rights and animal welfare. I am the first to admit animal rights is not an area I have looked into much. I’ve been too focused on human rights.
Where the two have crossed, however, is in horrific circumstances in Gaza. There, the farmer’s donkeys are shot early on by Apartheid occupation troops when mounting incursions into Gaza. There are also pictures from the 2009 incursions of decimated livestock strewn about. They were slaughtered by occupation forces as well.
Incidentally, DCI (Defense for Children International – Palestine) has just delivered a damning report on how young children were deliberately targeted to be killed by the Apartheid occupation attacks on Gaza in 2014.