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Holy fuck, that commentary is the greatest ever.
today is world milk day.
this is the day for the dairy industry and its customers to joyfully celebrate the relentless enslavement, rape, kidnapping, exploitation and subsequent murder of billions of cows and calves each year all over the world for meat, cheese, milk and other unnecesGsary productswhicharedetrimentaltohuman and, quite obviouly, nonhuman health.
clap your hands omnivores and vegetarians - the industry couldn’t have done it without your continued ignorance, denial, your lust for the mothers milk of another species and your financial support!
fuck the victims of your “lifestyle”, this is your day – so drink the fuck up!
“enslavement, rape, kidnapping, exploitation and subsequent murder”
i can’t even begin to explain how fucked up it is to compare dairy farming to all of these things. what an absolutely ridiculous human being.
feel free to begin. being offended has never proven anything.
you’re right, being offended hasn’t ever proved anything, people get offended by anything and everything, but what you’ve written is offensive for a valid reason.
yes and no. yes, there are reasons. no, none of them are valid.
it is considered offensive because people generally do not like to be confronted with the suffering that is caused by their mundane, everyday, decisions.
people flat out hate it when i say that ” ‘civilized‘, capitalist societies such as the one you live in” generate an enormous amount of suffering for BOTH humans and animals by default and that veganism is the least we can do to not make it worse for everyone involved.
it’s offensive to most people because, thanks to years and years of total brainwashing by religion, certain philosophers and of course the media (“god says it’s ok, he put them here for us”, “don’t worry, animals are just machines”, “animals don’t feel pain”, “animals don’t have emotions”, “animals aren’t worthy of our moral consideration”, “real men eat meat! have another burger/steak GRRRRR”, “taste is all that matters” - ad nauseam), humans are afraid of being compared to animals, kept in a state of being oblivious to the fact that they are animals themselves.
from our individual beginnings we are taught to judge everything and everyone by human standards, instead of being objective (or at least fair) and judging situations by taking everyone’s view into consideration. but to be worthy of human moral consideration you have to be human. it’s just seems weird to me that most people don’t notice how this concept is immoral in and of itself.
fuck it, we are the superior species, aren’t we?
this is why most reactions to my original posts have been been little more than offended mumbling lacking of substance and coherent arguments. the same can be said of the majority of thoughts being produced in discussions about the human/animal divide.
i’d like to see you argue your case for comparing farming to these things to a group of rape survivors, or the families of kidnapped children. it’s absolutely bizarre that you think these terms are comparable. however, yes, i will grant you the murder one, killing is killing however you go about it. but the whole artificial insemination thing is really not as big of a deal as you’re making it out to be, cows simply do not mind it. my mother’s house is next to a dairy farm and they’re obviously happy as larry.
oh, if i have to, i will. i will do the same for everyone whose identity isn’t included in the heteronormative definition of rape. rape is rape and kidnapping is kidnapping, no matter who it happens to. it does not stop being rape nor does it does not stop being wrong because somebody “might be offended” when it’s mentioned or certain parameters of the enactment of this violence happen to be legal/state sanctioned.
the individual experiences are never the same, no victim can ever feel exactly the same, that is why it’s ridiculous to assume that somebody can’t be (or cannot have been) raped because their experience was different to that of somebody else. this is erasure.
it is the non-consensual penetration of another’s reproductive system, more than that, it’s the assertion of total control over somebody’s reproductive system. cows are being raped once a year to ensure maximized lactation for human consumption of their breastmilk, maximized veal, baby/child, output for human consumption until they are finally killed after 4-5 years, meaning 4-5 individual cases of nonconsensual, violent uterus reposistioning through the anus, through the insertion of a full (human adult) armlength with a subsequent, obviously still nonconsensual, impregnation.
also meaning 4-5 individual cases of kidnapping, shortly after birth, resulting in immeasureable psychological stress, for both mother and child, while the next ritual of rape or murder is already being prepared and the cycle continues.
the physiological stress of maternity, coupled with a lot of other issues like lack of space, standing in their own fecal matter etc. is being artificially kept up for the duration of their whole lives.
can you even grasp the consequences this has upon a single life? until you can transport your own consciousness into that of somebody else, don’t assume what they mind or not.
a cows body is her own, a cows children belong to her - just like your body is your own and your children belong to you. there is no basis on which you are able to dismiss their specific suffering just because it happens to be different from your specific suffering or that of somebody else. the term “real” or “actual” rape victims is redundant, every victim of rape is a real rape victim.
you’re wasting time drawing lines in the sand and none of them will help those who are affected, stop acting like you’re here to protect the “real” victims when you don’t even understand the issue.
oh, and you’d be surprised to see how many “actual” rape survivors are able to see beyond the species barrier.
and as far as animal products being detrimental to human health, that’s nonsense. humans have been eating meat for thousands of years, it’s natural.
so, your dismissal of the scientific studies and articles (original post) is based solely on the naturalistic fallacy and you don’t see anything wrong with that? do you realize that if this were a valid argument, or an acceptable approach to logic, it could be used to justify just about every horrific act, regardless of degree, that has ever and will ever occur?
i tried being vegan for a few months last year, paramedics had to be called for me by a friend because i got too weak to stand. they told me that i was malnourished and that veganism is not a clever lifestyle choice from a medical standpoint.
there is an impossibly large number of variables that have lead to your malnutrition, making it impossible to flat out blanket-blame it on a vegan diet. if you are trying to find the real cause of it in a rational manner, that is. why do you assume that paramedics or any medical personel have a degree in nutrition by default when it’s not even part of their education? last time i checked, many of them still went to mcdonald’s.
there are doctors who will tell you that you are going to die without meat and there are doctors who will advocate a vegan diet. as the world of nutritional education continues to be riddled with species bias and corporate interest, who will you trust?
and cui bono?
Commentary rules. Tofujesus rules.
Study: Meat Consumption on a Steady Decline in United States
By Nathan Runkle
As Americans are becoming more aware of farmed animal cruelty - and stomach-churning meat industry practices like using “pink slime” and “meat glue,” it’s no wonder the demand for meat is slowly sinking. According to a new study compiling data by the USDA, National Center for Health Statistics, United Nations, and the U.S. Census Bureau, the average meat eater consumed fewer land animals in 2011 than any year going back to 2000.
On the whole, Americans consumed about 56 million fewer land animals last year than in 2000. That’s 4 million fewer cows, 7.6 million pigs, 26.2 million chickens, 15.3 million turkeys, and 3.2 million ducks. Just from 2010, the average meat eater ate one fewer animal—a 4% decrease in one year. Meat consumption peaked in 2004, but has been on a decline ever since. Overall, the nationwide consumption of land animals dropped from 8.9 billion animals in 2005 to 8.2 billion in 2011.
While this drop in meat consumption is good news, the sad truth remains that billions of animals slaughtered for food continue to suffer intensive confinement, painful mutilations, brutal handling, and violent deaths. Visit ChooseVeg.com to find out how you can make a difference by switching to a cruelty-free, plant-based diet.
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Inside a pig farm. Animals are not objects; don’t support treating them as if they are.