Dear BC Almanac

November 23, 2012 § 1 Comment

I am disgusted by the hypocrisy of people who are outraged by the sled dog cull, since everyone who eats meat and dairy from factory farms consents to the unimaginable pain and suffering of animals every day.  Not that I think the sled dogs should have been killed, but at least the sled dogs led stimulating lives before they were culled, whereas animals confined to concentrated feed lots and other factory farm scenarios suffer for their entire lives.  I think people who are outraged about the sled dog massacre need to take a hard look at how their consumption patterns support the daily suffering and massacre of equally sentient animals in the factory farm system.  Thank you.


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§ One Response to Dear BC Almanac

  • COMPASSION : sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it

    Many people lack compassion for all sentient beings. Nevertheless, the road to an enlightened lifestyle usually begins with empathy for a particular species or cause. If people are outraged about the sled dogs, they are ripe for learning about other atrocities. Tell them about puppy mills, for example.

    I have found that the best way to wake people up is to get them to watch The Cove — 2010 Academy Award winner for best documentary. This movie changes lives. Most people go form the average Joe to activist in less than two hours. Once they engage in conversation and join online forums with other activists for this cause, they learn of more injustices against the voiceless.

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