We’re so Barbaric

I was watching a video of a baby piglet taking a bath that someone tweeted, saying something like “This is your breakfast, enjoying a nice warm bath.” It’s a hard world to live in if you believe eating animals is wrong. I don’t ever lecture about it, or post pictures (mostly), because I don’t believe that is how minds are changed. But it is hard to walk around with the bodies of animals hanging in windows, or arrayed in grocery shops and elsewhere.

I saw these guys and just felt bad. They were swimming along, la-de-da, and then they were yanked from life in some cruel and scary way, and now here they are, tossed in a bucket, in bits and pieces. No one grieves for them.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “We’re so Barbaric

  1. Many of us grieve for all the animals raised for food, used for experiments, entertainment–it breaks my heart. I share why I dont eat animals or wear leather, if folks ask, but I cant make people change. I hope they take in what I am saying and maybe think about it a little.
    I am going to hug my cats now. Take care. Peace.

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