Wolf Bite Wednesday (Hypocrisy of Humane Animal Farming)
As a libertarian, I believe that adults should be able to do whatever they want to do as long as it doesn’t harm other living creatures. This means that in what society sees as gray areas, I go with whatever side allows for more choice. It also means I try to avoid being “militant” about anything and just hope that with the evidence I calmly present, people will change their minds. Unfortunately, no matter how many times you present the evidence that evolution is real, some people still choose to teach their children that god made woman out of Adam’s rib.
One thing that I cannot stand and won’t stay quiet about, though, is hypocrisy, and it’s something I’ve been seeing cropping up more and more in the green movement. You guys all know that I’m a vegetarian. I wholeheartedly believe this is the right choice, and it’s one I want more people to make. However, I respect whatever choice people make, because what you eat is your own business. I have no problem with omnivores who say they enjoy being at the top of the food chain, that we’re naturally predators so we may as well enjoy it, etc… They’ve decided what matters to them while acknowledging that this choice causes pain. I don’t agree with the choice, but it’s not hypocritical. I also have no problem with people who want organic animal farming due to a concern about chemicals in meat. I think it’s kind of a silly thing to be concerned about, but again it’ s not hypocritical.
However, I have a serious problem with you people who purport to support organic “humane” animal farming out of a concern for the well-being of the animals and not yourself.. You are not concerned about the well-being of the animals. If you were, you wouldn’t ask for them to die so you can enjoy a hamburger when you live in a nation with plenty of other ways to healthily feed yourself. You’re claiming that you want the animals to be happy? Take any animal from an organic farm and compare it being slaughtered to one being slaughtered at a factory farm. Neither of them wants to die. They both cry. They both struggle to get away. In a sense, it’s more humane for the factory farm to slaughter their animals, because they are in pain and suffering constantly. You’re advocating to give an animal a paradise type of environment and then rip them out of it to kill them. That does not make you a good person!!! DOES NOT. It makes you a hypocrite. If you actually cared about the animals, you wouldn’t eat them. It really is that simple.