I find the hypocrisy in people's thinking about animals unbearable. Every day I walk down the street and look at all of the dogs sitting in upscale cafes peering up at me with innocent eyes as the people charged with taking care of them eat the flesh of other (often comparably smarter) non-human animals.
This year I gave up wearing leather because my old roommate David helped me realize, mostly through constantly making fun of me haha, that my actions were completely inconsistent with what I was saying I believed. I was sacrificing what I knew in my heart to be right for fashion. I'm glad I woke up and thought about exactly what I was REALLY contributing to.
Americans are often completely disgusted when they hear about dogs being skinned alive in Asian markets and left hanging, convulsing and bleeding, still alive as people look for the best meat. People don't think about the fact that there is NO difference between that and what happens to cows and pigs and chickens here. People in India find what we do to cows just as deplorable. It's all culturally relative. Killing a life is killing a life.
Whatever you do, at least be consistent. Don't eat a hamburger if you wouldn't eat your puppy! UGH! :)
http://www.peta.org Go there! lol
"Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife by the millions in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them. This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative and fatal health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year sends out a card praying for 'Peace on Earth'." - C. David Coats