Friday, March 11, 2011
Does Everyone who is not Vegan not Know This or do They not Want to Know This?
After seeing video after video of how factory farming is performed, which is where about 90% of the meat, dairy and eggs that are consumed in North America comes from, I needed to ask myself if people who consume these foods are either happy that they contribute to this or are unhappy about it but they are so addicted to the food that they can't change or that they are just plain ignorant of it and believe that the foods come from a family farm where the animals are treated well and then somehow mysteriously they turn them into food.
What I am talking about are videos like Earthlings and this meat video. Even if people haven't seen videos like this, there are countless news articles about factory farming and PETA public announcements as well as undercover videos that surface every once in a while.
Do the 99% of the population that consumes foods that are derived from animals, as well as supporting the other forms of cruelty such as wearing their skins, watching them on television, in the movies, in circuses, etc. and supporting the testing of products on animals all want to be accomplices in this terrible cruelty?
To me this is similar to the German public during the days that lead up to the second world war. Terrible attrocities were being done to their fellow men and women who not only were the same species as they were but were the same nationality, spoke the same language, sent their children to the same schools, lived on the same streets, and worked in the same companies in some cases. Some just turned their heads to it all, some were aggressively helping in the cause and a few, very few indeed tried to do something to help stop it.
This seems to mirror exactly what exists today except instead of these things being done to our same species we now do these to other species. These species are not some aliens from outerspace, they are all extremely similar to us humans. Every one of them feels pain, every one of them has instincts and knows when they are in danger, they all suffer from neglect, they all want to live and enjoy the simple life they were evolved onto the planet to live. These living, breathing and feeling members of our planet's society just want to live the way they are supposed to live, in the environment that was meant to sustain their lives, they want to care for their young and enjoy their natural foods.
In fact most of the animals that we humans use for food are not even carnivorous. We tend to eat animals that do not attack us, we tend to eat animals that do not have sharp teeth, or that can easily just fly away. Most of the animals we have chosen to use for food are in fact quite defenseless and dependent on our trust. We are using that trust to our advantage and we feed them and shelter them just so that we can use their dead carcass when we feel their carcass will bring in enough money.
Back to the original title of this post. Can it be that the 99% of the population that choses to consume these animals and their body fluids do not know the attrocities that they are accomplices to? I doubt it, just as the German population turned their heads to what was going on in Nazi Germany, these people simply turn their heads to this.
They just totally ignore the ideas concerning the derivation of their food and see the food as some products that are created by someone else. They don't want to know where they came from. They see everybody doing the same as they do so it has to be the right thing to do.
Obviously some of these people really enjoy causing pain and suffering to another being. They secretly wish to inflict pain to their fellow humans but since that could lead to some severe consequences and inflicting pain and suffering to other species is not only legal but encouraged they choose the latter.
These people are the ones who are employed at the factory farms and slaughterhouses throughout the nation. Others engage in a sport that they call hunting, or fishing. Some use traps to capture their animals, some will simply use some sort of weapon like an automatic rifle to just kill for no reason. Many will just kill animals in the forest and leave them there. They wanted no more than to cause the animal to suffer and watch them die. Some use poisons or elecricity to kill.
The rest of the people who are accomplices in all of this cruelty are just as guilty as the ones actually performing the deeds. They just plead that they did not know about it and go on.
As everyone who understands natural hygiene knows, the people who consume these foods are not only guilty of the attrocities against our fellow earth-mates, but they are in turn causing attrocities against themselves. They constantly consume foods that are incompatible with their own body. Many of them suffer with great acute and chronic illnesses.
After so many decades of these terrible attrocities, isn't it about time we stopped and created a win-win situation for everyone? If these people would simply adopt a vegan lifestyle they would stop hurting themselves and our loving earth-mates. There are countless other problems that will simply disappear when people adopt a vegan lifestyle, these include the cessation of man made global warming, the destruction of our planet's resources, and many other problems.