Anonymous asked: Basically even if your meat is free range or humanely slaughtered, you're still paying for animal cruelty. There's no such thing as politely taking a life. You can care about cats and dogs but you can't be against animal cruelty if you're paying for it to happen.
And you’re still paying for thousands of animals to be ground up, crushed, poisoned, and eradicated from fields to ensure your vegetables and fruits and bread can be bought for a cheap price at the supermarket. That sounds just as cruel (if not more) as getting a bullet to the brain.
Once again, I can be for animal welfare and be against animal cruelty and still eat meat. This shouldn’t be difficult to grasp. I can be against lighting creatures on fire for fun, hacking off their limbs, boiling them alive, making them fight for profit etc and still eat meat. Because one doesn’t cause pain (if done correctly, I can’t say that all slaughterhouses follow proper procedure) and serves a purpose, the other causes extreme pain for the sake of pleasure.
Just because I support taking a life in a humane way for the purpose of food and clothing as a by product, doesn’t mean I support killing every single animal in a horrendously painful way for no reason other than fun.
I always find it interesting when vegetarians/vegans claim that their food is cruelty free. I totally support the general cause that the way we raise our food is less than ideal… but that doesn’t just apply to livestock.
Big ag is just as (if not more) cruel to animals (animal suffering as the result of man producing food), and I will explain why below the cut.
So unless you’re growing a totally organic garden in your yard (from local seeds… not seed companies) and you are just eating that (side note: this is totally possible, “The Quarter Acre Farm" is a great book about this, I was able to listen to the author speak in a class, and she inspired me to start gardening to grow my own food)…
Your animal-free food its not cruelty free.