Monday, 27 March 2017

Do you have to be a vegan to love animals.

No, you don't.

Let me start this post by saying that I have nothing against Vegans who quietly make the decision to not eat any animal products, that's their choice.  I do, however, have a problem with Vegans who constantly post pictures of dead animals or animals in distress, we are not stupid, we know where meat comes from.

I am an animal lover, well apart from slugs, frogs and toads, but generally I can find no fault in an animal. And yet I eat meat.

I buy my meat from local farms, amazingly, considering we have so few things to do around here, we do have a lot of farms.  I like that I can see that the animals are happy before they are slaughtered on site (reduces stress), I have no problem knowing that the pig with the blissed out expression that I scratched behind the ears is now on my plate between 2 slices of bread. 

I know what a distressed animal looks like and I will not buy from anywhere where the animals look distressed.

I don't like buying meat from supermarkets, you do not know how the animal has been treated even with the Red Tractor mark.

I certainly do not buy anything marked as Halal.

But where do the Vegans think the animals will go if we all turn Vegan?

If we all become Vegan, the only place we see a Gloucester Old Spot pig, or a Hairy Coo, or a Masham, or even a dairy herd Fresian is in a zoo, they are not going to be allowed to gamble happily around the fields, they will be slaughtered as they are not profitable.  

We will have scenes reminiscent of the Foot & Mouth outbreak all over the world.  Piles of dead animals everywhere.

Keep eating meat, just make sure you know where it has come from.

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