Vision

Where do Responsible Policies for Animals’ campaigns, strategy, ideas, and language ultimately take us? What is all of this for?

It has never been natural, normal, or beneficial to human beings to live by animal abuse. RPA’s goal is to reverse as much as possible the harm done to human beings, Earth’s other animals, and the living world. RPA’s founder, David Cantor, envisions a future world, and urges others to, where far less animal abuse and resulting human misery occur because …

Innate human morality and spirituality supplant ideologies that have undermined them for thousands of years – human supremacy, speciesism, racism, sexism, capitalism, consumerism, carnism, organized religion, and others – so that human policy and practice come to be based on justice, fairness, equality, empathy, compassion, altruism, and other humane traits rather than tyranny, injustice, and abuse that have generated misery for tens of thousands of years.

Our species’ fictitious entitlement to other animals and their natural homes and ecosystems is debunked rather than promoted by human institutions, systems, and industries.

The only nonhuman animals are free-living ones. There is no more eugenics, enslavement, domination, management, industrialization, use, or exploitation of nonhuman animals by human beings. There is no more humane or inhumane treatment of other animals, as humans no longer have direct relationships with them. What about pets?

The human population is dramatically reduced by equitable, just, and humane policies, practices, and education. A total of about 500 million would be a reasonable objective, 100 times the number who existed when agriculture began but far fewer than the 8.5 billion dependent on abuse for sustenance, suffering needlessly today.

Our species’ industrial impacts on human beings and other animals is dramatically reduced by reduction in the human population and anti-abuse policies and practices. Water, air, and topsoil are no longer toxic from abuse-based industries and human overpopulation.

Weapons and toxically produced products are no longer lawfully operated human industries.

Naturally occurring vegetation recovers and dominates Earth’s land to the extent possible as before our species’ Animal-Abuse, Agricultural, and Industrial Revolutions.

Human beings live far more rewarding lives with less toil, more dignity and equality, respect for other animals and the living world, less disease and moral injury from animal-abuse culture. Social status is based on altruism and other merit rather than by private accumulation of Earth’s wealth and undeserved power over others.

Human beings govern themselves through democratic systems, somewhat as established as in the U.S. Constitution but with no private financial influence in elections or legislation, based on the principles stated in the Preamble and the 14th Amendment: justice, liberty, equality, defense, tranquility, and the general welfare.

All of the basic Constitutional principles are extended to all animals, not human beings alone. Amendments to the Constitution are ratified along the lines of RPA’s Draft Bill of Animal Rights. Like so much of the ongoing American Revolution (as distinct from the War of Independence) before capitalism gained ascendance over democracy, these extensions of the American Revolution are adopted throughout our species worldwide, being the only hope for a desirable quality of life to be experienced by human beings and Earth’s quadrillions of other animals.