The moral worth of my next meal…

...that one species has the right to dominate, control and use and exploit another with impunity.

I try very hard to limit my consumption of animal flesh. I’m addicted however and it is difficult to remove completely from my diet. I do eat meatless burgers… frequently. Some are very good. I eat vegetarian frozen meals whenever possible. And usually there is a good selection. Moving to a meatless diet isn’t easy… I also have my dog to consider. My cat and 5 feral cats that I feed on a regular basis… what would I feed them?

We slaughter billions of chickens and cows and pigs to feed a nation addicted to meat…

So if you haven’t tried a meatless burger please do so… and try some of the vegetarian frozen meals… many are excellent… save a chicken or a cow and a pig…https://www.peta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/iStock-909795428.jpg

We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. Then, we take her milk, that’s intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and our cereal, and I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something to give something up. But human beings, at our best, are so inventive and creative and ingenious, and I think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and to the environment.

Meatless burger sales are soaring — even among meat-eaters — suggesting that lots of Americans are interested in eating products not derived from factory farms and slaughterhouses. 

The lives of animals — billions of which we slaughter every year — deserve consideration up there with ALL the other issues

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