The fox sits on your shoulders: his fur is your brand new coat. The cow sits on your plate: her body is roasted and seasoned as your next meal. The #cat
, luckiest of all, sits on your lap: he is your cherished companion, the friend that you will love until the day he dies of old age.
Sometimes you’ve just got to wonder: how did it get this way — that one sentient animal is deserving of your love and attention while another deserves no more than to satisfy your hunger for only a fraction of your lifetime, or to have its fur or skin decorate your body.
We’d like to believe that there are distinctions but when all is said and done – when we understand that we do not use animals because they are not loyal, or because they taste better, or because they are less intelligent – we arrive at the conclusion that it’s just how we were raised to treat such animals. Some will arrive at such a conclusion and say there’s no changing our upbringing. How we are is how we are.
But we are smart enough to know that no matter how hard it is to change our behaviour, it is definitely possible. No matter how cruel we have been in the past, our past cannot define us forever. No matter what atrocities humans are able to commit, we can also recall times when humans have stood up against atrocities and changed the very nature of our society. Every movement in the history of mankind has been one to challenge the status quo and to admit that if we had been wrong in our actions before, we have the power to change for the better.
Tradition is never an excuse for something you’ve acknowledged as problematic to continue. We do, in fact, have the power to change the future in our own way. Change may frighten some people and anger others, but we can teach the next generation of human beings to lead a more compassionate and courageous lifestyle, and to understand that our actions need not take the life of another being for entertainment, taste, fashion, or other purposes.
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