The live export issue has been a pretty hot topic the last few days after the Four Corners segment on abuse in Indonesia. I tried to watch it on Youtube but it made me too depressed, so I couldn't watch the whole thing. There have been some major discussions online in regards to the banning of live export and I am still left feeling a little confused as to my position.
It is a tough topic because banning live export simply means we are supporting the slaughter to happen here, albeit in a more 'humane' manner. Consumers will simply feel more comfortable with their choices. However, on the other side of the coin, how can we justify not supporting the cause? If it were us - surely we would want someone to help us to be killed with 'less pain' if we were going to be killed anyway? I have concluded from all the conversations online that it takes all sorts to make 'the movement' and we should do what we are comfortable doing.
I am not comfortable being personally involved. The only campaigns I can justify being part of would be ones which promote the idea of perceiving animals differently, not bettering their treatment. I believe it is a personal choice where we put our energy and efforts towards and should not judge others for making different choices to us.