Friday, March 14, 2008

Edited to add: I guess I haven't articulated my thoughts too well.The only bone I have to pick is with the guys over at the slaughter house in this article.Their callous attitude just gets to me.My anger and disgust is solely directed at them and people like them.This post DOES NOT condone a particular lifestyle choice over another.

I am vegetarian. Simply because I believe in it. I have nothing whatsoever against people who eat meat although I cannot relate to it.It is their choice just like being a vegetarian is mine.But what really really gets to me and makes my blood boil is when certain statements are made.Such as:

"Humane and inhumane killing of cows in slaughter house......"

Excuse me?Could it be more paradoxical?You are killing as in ending the cow's life for your own benefit.What is so damn humane about it?It is not like you are euthanizing the poor animal or making sure its death is as painless and quick as possible.So why the pretense?Someone asked me how I can take such a hard stand when capital punishment still prevails.Well,you get the death penalty only if you have committed an extremely heinous crime.What is your excuse?

I do not expect anyone to justify the choices they make.Neither am I proclaiming that eating meat is sinful and vegetarianism is the way to go.All I am trying to say is do not glorify the horrendous act.Animals are killed/hunted for their meat and fur.Period.No point pretending otherwise.No point in justifying the act of killing.All this just makes it harder to stay objective.

Read this.

6 comments:

d SINNER!!! said...

well, I am a non veggie...but I am still anti-fur...

I know this sounds a li'l contradictory but as u've put it thats how we all have chosen it...

it's just a simple matter of choice and so I don't like it etal whe ppl taunt me abt me being a non veg...

:)I ma not sure if I make sense...

I love Lucy said...

@d sinner : Oh you make perfect sense!And don't let anyone taunt you for the choices you make.Like I said,what gets me worked up is the holier-than-thou attitude of people.

La vida Loca said...

Humane and inhumane killing of cows in slaughter house*****

thats oxymoronic no? end of the day its still ham burger :P

snippetsnscribbles said...

totally get ur point...and as LVL says its 'oxymoronic' !
Btw, this is M from my new space :)

chronicworrier said...

It gets my goat, every single time!! I don't understand the intention of the tag line at all.

Nehru said...

If you realize how difficult it is to snuff the cow of its living daylights then you would probably agree that the method in vogue is indeed humane. The aim is to drastically lessen the pain endured by the animal...reason they shoot lame horses, mad dogs etc.We have to kill the animal to get the meat..simple as that.Vegetarians are guilty of this as well if they knew the millions of embryos destroyed by all the people eating rice, lentils etc, the countless amputation of plant limbs to get to desired parts. We suck the entire blood of the plant to make soups and this does not trouble us one bit.Analysis of blood and plant sap will show identical particles with analogous function. Eat one potato and you've killed at least 3-4 infant plants.Besides we playfully clip leaves, twigs and flowers for no reason and the poor plant has to spend a whole season to repair and grow. I wonder if this will convince you. There are parts on earth where people live and where crops cannot grow.