An overview of the historical events leading to Juneteenth and an explanation of the Humane Party’s Abolition Day.
In 2010, the Humane Party undertook the creation of what would become known as the “Genocide Recognition, Reparations, and Reconciliation Act,” the basic terms of which appear in Section 15 of the Humane Party platform.
The Abolition Amendment was designed to be passed and ratified at the federal level, thereby ending slavery and emancipating all animals throughout the United States of America. But with a simple modification of the text, the Abolition Amendment can also be enacted at the state level. The Humane Party expressly encourages activists to pursue abolition at the state level, even before sufficient numbers have been attained to achieve victory at the national level. However, as the Compromise of 1820 (“Missouri Compromise”) marks its 200th anniversary, it is worth examining a concern associated with the state-by-state approach.
A museum and convention hall commemorating the Underground Railroad has opened in Niagara Falls, New York, to honor the courage, sacrifice, and determination of the many people who helped escapees in their journey to freedom prior to abolition of human slavery in the United States.
The clandestine network that helped people escape from bondage in the U.S. represents an early American example of direct action which can be viewed, in that regard, as an antecedent to the Animal Liberation Front of today.
May 26, 2016 — Los Angeles, California Abolition Amendment: First Section Finalized After closing of the second period for public … More
April 9, 2016 — Los Angeles, California The Humane Party, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil Rights … More
Second Draft of the Abolition Amendment The Humane Party has published the second full draft of the Abolition Amendment, a … More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2015—Los Angeles, California The Humane Party today announced its first annual American Abolition Day celebration. … More
________________ Reader Dear Humane Herald, What [animal rights activists] are doing is worthy of praise; I am often disturbed by … More