Reposted from @belinda_vegan
- What’s the difference between eating #pork
belly and #puppy
belly? Not much.
Many of us become disgusted at the thought of eating a cuddly little puppy. The west goes into shock mode. They eat dogs? They must be mad! But what’s the difference? Why do we see some #animals
as furry friends and others as fair game to chop up and eat?
More than 30 million dogs are slaughtered each year for the Asian market and served up in dishes like dog salad and dog stew. As a #vegan
, this appals me. But no more than I’m appalled by people eating chickens and cows. Is there really such a difference? I sense some #hypocrisy
in the outrage, and perhaps a little dollop of racism (or at least xenophobia) on the side.
The details of the dog meat trade are indeed horrific. Puppies are squeezed into excruciatingly cramped metal cages. They are left alone for most of their lives, yelping for help that never comes. Dog mess collects beneath the cages. Paws become torn and bloody as they struggle for firm footing on the hard wire they are supposed to stand on. Some of them collapse and die. The rest are sent to markets in even more cramped crates. Then they are killed. In other words, it’s much like what happens to pigs and many other animals in much of the west.
Frightened animals being caged, killed and turned into food. If you are a meat eater who is shocked by how dogs are treated in South Korea, maybe you should look at all meat production with fresh eyes. The only true difference is your perception.
Yes, dogs are smart and friendly – but so are pigs. Researchers from Cambridge University found pigs are as smart as three-year-old humans. They can play computer games and recognise people they met several years ago. They develop trust and #empathy
like we, and dogs, do. Few people relish the thought of any animals being slaughtered so it’s normal for those who eat meat to try to justify it.
The fact is, It's all flesh. Human beings do not need to eat other sentient beings in order to survive. So it's time to check your hypocrisy.
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