21.2.13

From one carnivore to another.





I don't know what to think about this.
The whole "Animal Police" situation in Hong Kong. 

I don't think it's fair.

Don't get me wrong.
I'm all for animals, 
if you too are a victim of social networking
you must have had the most delight pleasure 
of reading my statues, tweets, and such ... 

I aspire to be a vegetarian.
I fail constantly, 
but for the time being, 
it's the thought that counts.

I love animals, I could never kill one.
Pigs, cows, chickens, sheep, fish.

Confine me to a room for 30 days, 
dying from starvation
with a pig

I'd willingly let the pig feed off my carcass before I go all survivor on him.

Time and time again I try to cut out meat but my pathetic excuse is that
"I was raised to eat meat." 

There wasn't a single family occasion that didn't concern meat consumption.
My mother was raised in a village in Philippines, 
she used to kill pigs for her dinner.
No mercy.

First and foremost,
"Animal Police" would be created to prevent and fight against animal cruelty.
However, this mainly benefits house pets and small animals.
Mainly due to the increasing number of animal torture cases in Hong Kong,
cats and dogs being tortured, bashed and burnt. 

Okay, 
say we prevent all of that. 
Torture, harm and pain all in the past.
Pets of the world, safe. Forever.

It's not as if the next step was to
 eat a dog, 
eat your cat.

But what about 
that steak on your plate?
pork in your burger?
nuggets in your meal?

Does the concept of "Animal Police" protect the lives of those 
spent in a slaughter house?

Somehow ironic
meat eaters protecting the rights of their furry loved ones at home.


Despite the pure intention of "Animal Police"
Humans, once again play the role of god
deciding which are worthy of living 
and 
which are worthy of a five course meal.

"Animal Police" may be formed
only if
We can ensure the safety and well-being of all animals
instead of classifying them into eatable/uneatable categories.





So for now dear carnivores, 
be appreciative and grateful for the lives 
that were sacrificed for your
breakfast, lunch and dinner.






3 comments:

  1. You're right with your points, but the problem with arguments like that (for me anyway) is that I feel like it's an excuse? That unless you can get it 100% perfect, you (and I mean people in general) don't want to do anything. I think if people carry that mindset (and a lot do) nothing will ever be done, because nothing is ever perfect. I think you should do what you can, say you were able to limit animal testing by 25%... sure there would still be so many other animals suffering but an improvement is something, as opposed to arguing that it's not perfect and do nothing. And yes, this is coming from a meat eater lol =_=

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  2. Well I guess the biggest difference between killing pigs, chickens, and cows, and killing dogs, and cats is: pigs, chickens, and cows have always been traditionally raised as livestock for human consumption; while dogs and cats were domesticated to be pets, to be Man's best friend.

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  3. Mmm, I find that for myself, sometimes watching vegan documentary/ reading about veganism really helps to keep me grounded. Compassionate words of the artists/ authors reminds me why I am doing this vegan thing (not just for myself, but for environmental reasons too)

    May I recommend--
    -Earthlings (documentary)
    -The Kind Diet (book)

    (:

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