People against animal abuse is great, but one glaring failure of most people's reasoning for doing such, has grown to an all out blinding light of faulty logic. I hear people shun Michael Vick
for his acts of violence against dogs, refusing to let him move on, while chomping away on a hot dog. I see some actress complaining about the inhumane treatment of rabbits for clothing, as she swallows down her last blue fin tuna sushi roll. I see total failures of intellectual reasoning.
As a vegan, leaving animals alone is a big deal, it's more than just believing in it, it's living it. You can't be appalled by the face of an abused puppy and not be appalled by the face of an abused cattle, chicken, or pig. If you are appalled at the mistreatment of cats and dogs that is your unconscious trying to shake you out of the false reality that killing other abused sentient beings is dietetically required. You are half way home, but yet the breaks come to a screeching halt when it's time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
How can you be against animal abuse when your entire diet it composed of abused animals?
Or are you merely choosing which animals deserve your grace and compassion? Trust me, discrimination is the norm not the exclusion, but it is still discrimination and unsound reasoning. Most abused animal eaters overcompensate for their unconscious vitriol for animal abuse, by publicly condemning animal abusers of domestic pets but not abusers of "livestock". This only makes these people seem more deranged than their dead flesh-eating habits have already revealed.
Freud might be able to help these people out, but I merely want to implore any abused animal eaters to start taking baby steps towards ending their abuse, and either hunt that which you eat out in the wild, or make a deeper connection to the animals you are consuming when plenty of non-animal-kingdom sustenance exists all around you.
Challenge how strongly you believe in what you're eating, and take the family to any of the numerous slaughter houses and livestock farms across our nation, and take a good look around and ask yourself if what you see looks like animal abuse.
If you are willing to pay for the continuation of animal abuse for dietary sustenance than you really should understand all that your dollars support ' including the abuse of living animals that have real feelings, real emotions, and a real right to a life of freedom not enslavement.
Just by making that small connection alone, you'll lessen your abusive behaviors on the animal kingdom, and will be taking action towards truly ending the animal abuse you are sometimes appalled by.