What’s wrong with “humane farming” (and concurrently with vegans who feed meat to their dogs or other loved ones)?
We’ve all fantasized about those idyllic farms with contented animals peacefully frolicking happily over lush green meadows, being fattened up for a quick and euphoric death someday, to provide people and our pets with needed sustenance. Serene smiles all around, including those slaughtered! After all, without meat/milk/eggs from animals we cannot thrive, since plant foods are indigestible anti-nutritious waste products only suitable as plate garnishes to be tossed into the trash when done eating our real foods like wieners, battered deep-fried meat nuggets, etc.. Right? I exaggerate a bit, but not too much really.
Please note that I’m much more with the “bad” Gary…Yourofsky…than with Francione (who wrote the above article), as Francione is of the gentle, scholarly, people-loving crowd. Hah! I say to that.
I suggest you click on the letter in the above article, signed by Peter Singer (great champion of humane animal exploitation) to see which “animal rights” organizations are proudly riding the Happy Meat bandwagon. And that doesn’t include the hugely wealthy animal “welfare” groups who let puppy mills continue on, and who apparently consider farm animals, unless they’re pets, a non-i$$ue.
Rather than thanking and celebrating, genuine animal advocates would say nothing of these “wins” except to continue to promote veganism and expose the humane myth. Let the horde of hoodwinked consumers of happy slaughter do the thanking and celebrating over these minuscule “improvements” in farming, usually set to take place after several years, and which aren’t even plausible in the long run with the huge volume of “product” demanded by society. …Ironically, some animal advocates are also those consumers.
Then the other side of that bogus coin of Dominion:
Another voice of support for “humane slaughter,” etc., would be the cool, morally elite, non-judgmental “plant-based” eaters who conspicuously judge nobody…um, except for “preachy” vegans whom they loudly & proudly condemn, since such condemnation brings so many comforting kudos from the powerful mainstream. The plant-based will say they’re not vegans (ew!) nor animal activists; rather, they’re spiritually enlightened natural health advocates and environmentalists, so that lets them off all of those unpleasant hooks. How nice! Everything in the universe is all about them after all, so if they’re happy, everything is A-okay, just as it should be…
Everything except for “militant vegans” that is…
The blissful suddenly become so angry, loudly verbose, preachy and condemning…only against “improperly behaving” vegans. Those bad vegans being exemplified by Gary Yourofsky, whose great accomplishments you can see in part here: http://adaptt.org/comments-2015.html (In the past he’d included names and cities of those writing him, but stopped that for privacy reasons.)
Hmmm, so curious that those amazing results could be harshly condemned by supposed mature, ethical people. While everyone else they either ignore and say nothing to, give them a wink & a nod, pity/understand them, or even openly support them. Since to condemn and reject behaviors is counterproductive…unless, of course, you’re doing it to zealous vegans. Then all bets are off. See, you must understand that the ultra-supreme example of how to be, set by the spiritually enlightened elite, is all humanity needs to set itself on the right path. Only it hasn’t happened yet after all these eons because the badly behaving sector of today’s vegan community (all 1% or so of people) stupidly stand in the way. Such evil, and power! Oh yes…
Anyhow, what’s not to love about humanity? …That question cannot be handled by mere words.