Hi! I’m Kelly.
After studying at the Gallifrey Academy for a few years, I set out on an adventure, and found myself on a mining ship running from giant bugs. I decided that was about as much screaming and running as my lungs could handle so I came to this Earth place for a little vacation, and I wound up at Starfleet Academy, where I just completed my studies in human Visual Culture & Communications.
As a trekkie I believe in justice and know that discrimination that disregards a victim’s suffering is always wrong. Like racism and sexism and all other discriminations that degrade the “Other” being and enable reckless violence, speciesism too must end. Riker: “We no longer enslave animals for food purposes.” T’Pol: “You humans claim to be enlightened, yet you still consume the flesh of animals.” Janeway, regarding vivisection: “What you’re doing isn’t self defense. It’s the exploitation of another species for your own benefit. My people decided a long time ago that that was unacceptable – even in the name of scientific progress.” Simply put, might does not make right. If you have not seen the documentary Earthlings, it is free to view on earthlings.com — the violence against innocent sentients (someones, not somethings) kept from our eyes behind closed doors is horrific and indefensible. “Normal” is no justification for speciesist exploitation, whether that animal is a dog or a chicken or and orca or anyone else. “Freedom is the right of all sentient (feeling) beings” so we must fight for liberation for all!
Live long and prosper!
Also, if you are interested in my argument for an expansive definition of “fair use” in art, see my Age of Equilibrium Wordpress post of an essay I titled ‘In Defense of Fan Parodies’