If one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but when a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people. — Ruth Harrison – Author of Animal Machines
Wow…I really made a lot of stupid typos on that post.
Sorry, I ‘m not really that dumb.
don’t sweat it…I get really bad in comments all the time…I don’t reread often enough…
The Supreme Court has also said that animal sacrifice is also acceptable.
But, yah, you would think that if livestock were treated better, they’d produce better tasting meat.
We are such a “schizophrenic” (forgive the term) nation/world when it comes to animals.
We dot on pets. We are spending more and more money on pet food, toys, health care. We are considering pets a part of the family more than any other generation, but when it comes to “other” animals…like the ones we like to eat, well we are mean, cruel, and we just don’t want to hear about it.
Treat dogs or cats the way we treat cows, pigs or chickens…and you would be charged with animal cruelty. My little dog is cut and a part of the family…but most of the general population doesn’t give two hoots about how their beef was treated when it was a cow. Yes, all animals do have the own unique personalities. I am not against eating meet. I am just against being mean to animals while they are alive.
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
— Leonardo Da Vinci
“One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.” Josef Stalin