30 Jun '17, 2pm
what should we do when animals are treated unfairly?
Most of us care; the problem is we don’t act like it. It makes no sense to direct vitriol toward animal “abusers” who drag dogs, wear fur, or eat foie gras by promoting violence against humans and continuing to exploit animals we think are “meant” to be used. Buying cage-free eggs, crate-free pork and free-range beef does not fulfill our moral obligation and we are deluding ourselves to think it does. We can’t exploit others compassionately; all animal use is abuse. If we care about animals in any meaningful way, then we must stop using animals like they are objects existing for our pleasure. It’s impossible to treat someone like a thing without violating them. If we care about animals, we need to act like it and that means going vegan.