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This is the flakiest argument for not eating meat (as it relates to animal rights) that I've seen in awhile.

As this young lady (woman?) says over here, apparently it's impossible in the minds of a lot of people to continue to eat meat while at the same time being actively concerned about animal rights.


I dunno. I know plenty of people who are very much against the use of animals in animal testing, against the way chickens and pigs and cows are kept, against animal cruelty for our amusement and so forth. And a lot of these people eat meat.
Apparently this is *horribly* hypcritical of them.

I think most of them are against the METHODS used on these farms, not the fact that animals are slaughtered for our consumption.
I dunno. These aren't my fully formed ideas on the topic, I see these points of view too and I'm not really sure what the real answer is.
But... well... if you're an animal rights activist, shouldn't your focus be the immediate problems and not what your fellow activists are eating? I would be more worried about the whole eco-terrorist sorts than I would about my fellow protestor enjoying hotdogs.
:::shrug:::

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kaeren
Mar. 27th, 2002 11:09 am (UTC)
those people make it uncessarily hard for vegetarians like me ( like me = not all hung up on whether someone is morally integrated or not). if you buy some organic salad mix and some kiss my face soap (not tested on animals) i think thats fuckin amazing, commendable, great. not hypocritical because you also enjoy a burger. sheesh. i'm always having to articulate that i'm not one of those uptight vegetarians :(
mjfgates
Mar. 27th, 2002 01:12 pm (UTC)
Gah. Idiots.

I love idiots, but only when I get to beat them up with big spiky gloves.
albertoromero
Mar. 27th, 2002 01:12 pm (UTC)
"Animals have the right to not feel pain" uhhhh well theya ren't going to survive long without that basic survivla instinct.. stupid wankers. My fave is to ask if I am allowed to eat meat from a single engineered muscle which I grow in a solution and electrocute to simutlate activity.
tithonus
Mar. 27th, 2002 01:27 pm (UTC)
it's obviously far more cruel to eat vegetables - they can't run away. -_^
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