Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Briefly.........

It is mid-term time, hence this is a week that is a little more busy and intense........

I ran across an article titled "Not Your Regular "-ism""  that tied in very well with my previous post.  In part it reads:
......Veganism calls for dissemination of the truth and an end to ignorance. Animal agricultural industries pay a lot of money to hide the gory goings-on inside the walls of slaughterhouses and factory farms. But how can consumers be expected to make conscientious choices if they aren’t educated? This is where the efforts of animal advocates come in – they inform people about animal agriculture and the exploitative practices involved in the production of meat, eggs and dairy. (Granted, some people may prefer to remain ignorant about these things – but when one person’s ignorance results in the torture and death of another being, denial is no longer an option.)
The writing comes from the University of Wisconson - Milwaukee student weekly. An interesting read.

Halloween is coming up, why not make your treats animal-friendly?  While being gruesome is all in the Halloween tradition, don't make the occasion horrid for the other animal people.

Continuing on a Halloween theme, if you live in the Norman area, drop on by Main Street Photo-Video if you are looking for some totally unique Halloween cards.  The owners are bunny people and animal rescuers as well as pleasant and creative human animals. The Dracula bunny card they created is a hoot.

2 comments:

Krissa said...

My husband and I were just at the grocery store about an hour ago and he mentioned as we passed by the "meat" section how 'messed up' it is that all these people are there choosing parts of dead creatures...fast forward our conversation about that some minutes and I wish it were possible to get photos of the gruesomeness and torture from inside the slaughterhouse and plaster it all over the "meat section" or at least the packages. I know PETA (and probably others) make stickers you can stick on stuff in the stores, but slogans don't hit those who refuse to listen. Images could do the trick in other cases. Alas, that will not happen. But yes, those of us who know have a responsibility to keep saying it. Over and over. That's the least we can do. As sad as it is, and also a huge commentary on society, it would probably make a radical difference if the most popular celebrities (as much as I can't stand pretty much any of them) would become Vegan and promote this way of life. Humans are so influenced by celebrity and popularity. Guess we need more Vegan celebrities. (They won't sway the heartland/farm country so much, but they'd sway the suburbanites and other middlemen).

veganelder said...

Thanks for commenting Krissa. Truth in advertising is not something that is much of ah honored value. Truth can be hidden, but not forever.