I recently stumbled across an article 'Murder of an Innocent Puppy: Help Stop Cruelty Towards Animals'.
What interests me here, is that it is considered murder when one canine has been killed - but it is not murder if millions of chickens or cows were killed? What makes this even more of a joke is the use of the word innocent. Does this mean cows and chickens are not innocent - is this why killing them is not murder?
The only reason killing them is not murder is because of sociatel conditioning, we have grown to regard dogs and cats as being a superior species to say pigs, chickens and cows. Dogs and cats, in the western world, are 'great companions' not 'burgers'. The whole idea is ridiculously illogical, I don't even know where to begin. With what basis do we assume one species is 'better' than the other that we can strip it of its life for no real necessary reason and the other gets to sleep on ones bed?
"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy." - Plutarch
"Animal rights experts have called this the "most horrific [case of animal cruelty] in Australian history." The video revealed that the two men used garden shears and a pocket knife to cut at the puppy, torturing it before they finally killed it. They first stole the puppy from a house in Railway Parade, Moranbah. Then, they cut off the limbs of the puppy, including its right leg and rear left leg. Then decapitated it. Then cut open its stomach from head to tail. Then cut off it's nose. And then they dumped it on the side of the road. Throughout the torture, the yelps and barks of the puppy are scattered throughout the video, while it was still alive." Yes, this sounds absolutely horrific - barbaric - murderous! As much as my heart yelps in pain for what this dog experienced, I can't help but think of the millions of others who's pain is disregarded in the name of meat and dairy.
Somebody made a comment on the article, stating the following; "This is sad. It is so good to know that no one actually gets away with a crime. It is all seen and registered. There is an accounting."
I am sorry, what? These thugs were charged with $75,000 for the murder of the puppy - yet the murder of millions of animals is legal and accepted. A deathly crime is committed every second of every day - and they get away with it. They will continue getting away with it unless you take a stand.
The only reason meat and dairy exist is because of you, the consumer - demand drives supply, as we are all well aware. Don't buy speciesism - support locally produced wholesome food and clothing.