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Should people who defend the rights of animal eat meat?

  1. clivewilliams profile image83
    clivewilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Should people who defend the rights of animal eat meat?

    Is it hypocritical to say stop killing dogs in china while in USA and Europe and most countries for that matter, we all enjoy a good burger at our favorite fast food joint?

  2. profile image81
    Hxprofposted 2 years ago

    No, there's nothing hypocritical in that.

  3. Ericdierker profile image52
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    I pretty much do not eat at fast food joints but I eat meat. I have teeth in my head made just for eating meat so I use them. But I donate and advocate for wildlife conservation and humane society stuff. I can't stand PETA. I do not engage in anthropomorphism. I think plants are living things also but not like humans. If it has a brain do not eat it, but if it has chlorophyll eat like a mad man -- just does not cut it for me. Why should a cow get better treatment than a head of lettuce. Touch a sensitive plant and it will recoil.
    Yes I advocate and defend the rights of animals but not to a fully silly extent. So I defend and eat the beasts.

    1. lisavollrath profile image98
      lisavollrathposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      A cow should get better treatment because it is a sentient being, capable of feeling pain. If you wouldn't slit the throat of your dog or cat, and toss it on the grill, why do it to a cow? It's cruel, lazy, and unnecessary.

    2. Ericdierker profile image52
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Who says that plants are not sentient? The same scientists brought to us by Mansanto. Did someone declare that you had to have a central nervous system to be sentient? I would guess God is not sentient then.

    3. lisavollrath profile image98
      lisavollrathposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There is no proof that plants are sentient. And believe it or not, when you eat an apple, the apple tree isn't slaughtered. It doesn't die screaming or in terror. It keeps living, and produces apples next year.

  4. lisavollrath profile image98
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Vegans call this selective compassion. You can't say you love animals if what you mean is you love dogs and cats, but prefer your cows, pigs and chickens slaughtered, grilled, and slathered with BBQ sauce.

    It's totally hypocritical to judge which animals people in other countries eat, while you're eating other animals. How 'bout we all stop killing ALL the animals?

    1. clivewilliams profile image83
      clivewilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You have a valid point

  5. Tusitala Tom profile image60
    Tusitala Tomposted 2 years ago

    A couple of years ago there was outrage in this country (Australia) when a documentary, mostly secretly filmed, showed the cruelty being displayed in an Indonesian abbatoirs.    Hundreds, possibly thousand of people took umbrage to, in some cases, blatant sadism.   Live cattle, exported from this country, which had to be killed overseas  for it to be regarded as Halal.   The slaughtering process was absolutely horrific.

    So great was the furore that live exports were actually banned.   

    But it didn't last long.  The politics of money came into it and, within a few months we were back sending live cattle to Indonesia once more.

    So the point being, people DO defend, or at least try to defend, the right of animals, even though they might be meat-eaters themselves.

    1. clivewilliams profile image83
      clivewilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      that is double standards

  6. aliasis profile image94
    aliasisposted 2 years ago

    I'm a vegetarian personally, so I don't eat meat. That being said, I don't think most animal rights activists are morally against eating meat per se, they are against animal cruelty. Factory farming, where most meat in the meat industry comes from, is incredibly cruel - animals kept in cages so small they can't move, basically tortured until they are finally slaughtered - that is indefensible. However, an animal raised humanely, with a large, outdoor habitat and a healthy diet, and then slaughtered painlessly, is a different situation.

    You have a good point about dogs. It's a bit funny to me when people are outraged by SOME animal deaths but not all - you are shocked that some people eat dogs, cats or horses, but shrug and ignore the horrible life a cow or chicken endures in factory farms? That being said, the dog meat festivals in China are known for cruel slaughtering of dogs, and as it's the cruelty I have the biggest issue with, I still protest that.

    Generally I do believe people should eat LESS meat, not only to give the horrible meat industry less power, but because it is more environmentally sustainable and healthier as well. But I'm not morally opposed to eating meat, it's cruelty I am opposed to.

    1. clivewilliams profile image83
      clivewilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this


  7. JayeWisdom profile image93
    JayeWisdomposted 2 years ago

    Personally, I defend animals' rights in many ways. I'm against cruelty to domestic pets, use of animals for fighting, senseless slaughter of animals (including endangered species), use of animals (hurting and/or killing them) for research when other methods would work, neglect of animals in one's care, destroying wildlife's natural habitats, etc. I will continue to support and speak out for animals' rights. I am consistent by living a vegan lifestyle, which also is better for my health and the environment. You couldn't force me to eat a burger (and I certainly wouldn't use the adjective "good" to describe it--driving past MacDonald's makes me queasy). This is, however, a personal choice that each individual makes. This is mine, and I live with it happily.