Anonymous asked: There is no ethical way to eat meat at all, you're killing a helpless animal, being a vegetarian is easy and accessible for everyone, there is no excuse for eating meat. You can on the other hand ethically eat cheese, eggs, milk etc, getting those products from your nearest farm, ensuring that the cows aren't pumped with crap to produce milk. It may not be the best for the animal but it is better than buying from a supermarket. It's a good way to start if you want to help the world
It’s not ethical.
The cows are force-bred just to produce milk. Their babies are removed and if they’re male, they’re killed or shipped off for veal, and if they’re female, they replace their mothers. They are literally penetrated in a device the industry itself calls a ‘rape rack’ until they conceive, and within days of birth, or on some farms immediately, their precious babies are removed.
How is it ethical to carry your child for 9 months, feel him moving under your skin, feel your body swell, give birth to him, and watch him dragged away from you? Every single year until your death? These cows grieve and there are countless incidences of people hearing them screaming and bellowing in anguish and grief. In fact, locals even contacted the police when they heard cows screaming for their babies, because the sounds were so haunting.
As for hens, why is it okay to force them to repeatedly lose nutrients just so we can eat them? Hens only lay eggs a few times a year, and when their nest is full, they stop and brood. Repeatedly removing the eggs encourages them to lay more, and many farms, including free-range/organic ones, force-moult the birds (denying them light, food, and water) for periods at a time to force them to lay again. These hens become brittle and weak and die at younger ages than they naturally live for all because of the depleted calcium from laying so many eggs. When you consider the birds can eat these eggs to regain lost nutrients, it’s even less ethical when you consider we simply take them away. Even small farms kill male chicks because they are worth nothing to the industry, save the odd one to use as a stud. They are either slaughtered for meat (rare because they’re less meaty than birds specifically bred for this), or are gassed or have their necks broken or are thrown into plastic bags or grinders.
These industries are far from humane. Hell, I’ll even say that personally, I find the dairy and egg industries to be crueller than the meat industry. Because they are used as reproductive slaves for years until being treated the exact same way as slaughtered meat animals.
If you truly want to help the world, go vegan. Stop paying for animal abuse and exploitation, and start helping to shape a more compassionate world.
it’s 4:20 you know what that means. time to go out and milk the cows. life on a pennsylvanian farm is tough but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
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A 15 minute meal you’ll forget in a week isn’t worth this.
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