“I felt sympathy because Paulsen is going to lose her right to freedom over the death of six animals who, at the end of the day, are essentially inconsequential to this world,”
These are the words of a newspaper columnist... and I'm sure that unfortunately she is not the only one who thinks so.
Instead of going towards a better society and better individuals, let's get rid of all those who are inconsequential.
There are so many Chinese and Indian citizens, if a few hundred die in a train crash or in a plant fire, who cares, there are many more that can replace those.
There are so many African refugees, if a few thousands are killed in a local war or die of starvation, who really cares, they "aren't doing anything", they are just there, trying to survive another day. (Of course, this is sarcasm)
One thing this journalist gets right, though. It's not logical to care for dogs and eat cows. To the question: "when was the last time you ate dog?" I would reply: "in several country of this world, the answer would be yesterday, and they might be horrified when you tell them you just ate a piece of a cow".
There are too many people on this earth who live without eating animals to still doubt that it is possible. It CAN be done, so choosing not to, is only due to ignorance (hey, we all ignore things), habit and convenience.
Go vegan guys.
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