Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Peeve

Most people look at a cow and they think "Hamburgers, Steaks, and Jackets, Oh My"!  I look at a cow and think "Awww...s/he is so cute!".  This is something I've become used to.  I used to think of cows in terms of food and clothing as well.  I try not to judge people because I don't want people judging me.  

I read this blog that I've enjoyed in the past despite the Go God message and the meat filled recipes.  I just ignore those.  It works for me.  Today she was posting all about the animal rights groups she supports like the Humane Society, ASPCA, and the Animal Rescue Site; there were more but you get my drift.  She "loves" animals.  She was very proud of herself and her "bleeding heart liberal" attitude.  Her words, not mine.  One could go so far as to say she was self-righteous about the whole thing.  It kind of pissed me off to be honest with you.  
Guess what!  
Ground beef and steak come from a cow.  Cow=animal.
Chicken products all come from chicken.  Chicken=animal.
Pork steak, sausage, bacon, pork chops all comes from pigs.  Pigs=animal.
Shall I go on?  Just because the "norm" isn't domesticating cows, chickens, pigs, ducks, geese, pheasant, and all those other animals that don't cavort in your front yard, doesn't mean that they aren't animals.

If you eat meat, that's your choice.  I'm not going to give you the lecture about environmental destruction due to factory farming, the cruelty that is perpetrated on these animals, or the health issues that arise from eating meat.  You're a big boy/girl and you can make that decision for yourself.  But let's be honest here.  If you eat meat, can you really say that you are an animal lover?  Perhaps you are a domesticated animal lover, or merely a dog and a cat lover, or even a ferret lover; but here's some news: You are not an animal lover.  You are a selective animal lover.  
Resume your normal life.  Thanks for letting me bitch.
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  1. Sooooo true my friend so true :0)

  2. I think that you can be an animal lover and still eat animals...but you really ought to be shelling out the extra $$$ for grass-fed, hormone free and free range. This topic always makes me think of the old woman with the goats in "Cold Mountain."

  3. Morgan,
    I agree that if you're going to eat animals that you should be responsible about it. :) I haven't seen Cold Mountain. I'll have to watch it. I agree that people can be animal lovers, it's the sanctimonious bullshit that just hit that nerve with me. ;)