People Say They Love Animals
There is huge disconnect between the food on our plate and how it gets there. A perfect example of this is when people say they love animals, but they continue to eat them. How can you love an animal while contributing to its abuse and slaughter, the answer is you can’t? How can you kill an animal humanely? The answer is you can’t. Once you realise that animals feel pain, scream and struggle for their life before being killed then you’ll understand why this disgusting practise should be illegal. If you saw someone kill a dog then eat it you’d be horrified and yet you pay for someone to kill a cow and eat it. What’s the difference? They’re both sentient beings who want to live and experience life. It is said if slaughterhouses had glass walls we would all be vegetarian.
But let’s not forget about the dairy industry. For a glass of milk a cow has been forcibly impregnated, had her babies taken away from her, totally exploited so we humans can drink the milk of her young. This process is repeated time and time again over her lifetime and then she’s killed. And yet we still choose that over almond, soya, cashew, coconut, oat or any of the many other milk alternatives.
What about eggs? Surely there is no cruelty in eggs? The global egg industry destroys 6,000,000,000 new-born male chicks every year as they are rendered useless, they are disposed of like trash either suffocated to death in plastic bags or ground up alive in large industrial macerators. Factory farmed eggs are just that, a factory line! Wild hens lay 10 to 15 eggs annually, factory hens produce 250 to 300 eggs per year. Then when she is too old to lay anymore eggs, they end up in your chicken nuggets.
We do not need animal products to survive and thrive yet we still cause immense amounts of suffering to innocent animals every day. Over 56 billion animals are killed every year for their products. Eating some chicken or beef is so insignificant that it takes less than 20 minutes to do and we forget about it almost immediately after. But that 20 minutes has cost an animal their entire life.
The entitlement we have to put ourselves above these intelligent and sentient beings is overtly wrong and disgraceful. If people had to kill the animal themselves to get their meal then everyone would be vegan.
When you see slaughterhouse footage of animals screaming and struggling for their lives does it make you hungry? No, personally it makes me feel sick I want to save the poor souls experiencing obscene levels of fear and pain. One thing future generations will look back on us with judgement will be why did we kill and ingest innocent animals when there was absolutely no need to. Animals deserve the right to live just as much as we do and paying for the abuse and slaughter of them is wrong and completely unnecessary.