A lot of people have culturally induced ethical blindness, but they can be cured!
Being asked to support humane meat means being asked to support the suffering of animals in transport, to approve of treatment that causes them palpable fear, their bodies shaking and their eyes wide as saucers, as they are slung by their legs into crates that are slammed onto the back of a truck.
If you like to bake with eggs, you can substitute Ener-G egg replacer, bananas, tofu, or many other ingredients. You get the hang of it quickly enough.
PETA’s campaign should be included in school curricula. If we can open children’s hearts and minds to animals’ needs, teach them to treat a dog or a chicken as if they feel fear and love and pain – as they do – then they will grow up to understand that we are all worthy of respect.
Perhaps measuring animal intelligence by comparing it to human intelligence isn’t the best litmus test.
Pigeon racing is a lousy, greedy, and often unlawful activity. One thing that it is not is kind to birds.
Give your dog or cat respect, patience, understanding and love. And if you just change to one vegetarian day a week, that’s a wonderful step that will save animal lives. It means you have chosen something kind instead of something cruel.
Every time we consume meat, eggs or dairy foods, we contribute to ecological devastation and the wasteful misuse of resources on a global scale.
It’s time to face facts: Most people stop being environmentalists when they sit down to eat.
At PETA, we often say that the issue of how animals are treated isn’t just about them; it’s about us, how we behave.