Man has dominion over the animals, so we can treat them however we want, right? (Of course, that would be a “no”)
Whether someone believes in God or not, how about compassion & empathy?
My recent post, Why I Am A Vegetarian looks at how farm animals are treated today. I truly believe if people actually took the time to find out what is happening to animals before they become “meat in the supermarket” they would reconsider what they are eating.
We have a “head in the sand” society when it comes to animals. What we see is the “laughing cow” and “happy cow” type commercials for companies selling their products. What we don’t see is the cruelty going on to the animals to create those products.
It’s one thing to raise animals for meat & dairy if they are allowed to walk around, eat healthy/naturally, have companionship, go outside, and be free of fear and abuse. It’s another to be kept inside, crammed together with other animals, hardly any room to move around, have machines attached to you, hormones stuck in you, and are beaten.
It doesn’t matter how we get it, we just want it. We want it convenient, we want it fast, we want it our way, we want variety and choices. We are busy people.
I don’t feel this is just an animal welfare issue, my friends, this is a reflection of the human race.
Again, the good old saying “a picture says a thousand words” is very true in the following video. It has an incredible message!
I hope you will share this post and I hope the video will, at least, get you thinking.