Thursday, May 26, 2011

Question Thursday: Hard?

Taking a break from this series, I received these two interview questions:

5.Is it hard not eating meat?
6.If vegetarians were given a so called “holiday” to eat meat, would you?

I answered:

Ask most people this: Is it hard not to eat your dog?

Many people are vegans because we know that the animals slaughtered to be "meat" were just as alive, just as much as individual as the animals we love.

As Tom Regan said:

“I think everybody has the capacity to stop and think and say, ‘If I knew you, I wouldn’t eat you.’ And in some ways, it really is that simple.”

Or, from the New York Times:

“There’s a schizoid quality to our relationship with animals, in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side. Half the dogs in America will receive Christmas presents this year, yet few of us pause to consider the miserable life of the pig – an animal easily as intelligent as a dog – that becomes the Christmas ham.”

We can be better than this.