Thursday, October 16, 2014

This isn't food! It's violence!

Imagine you're sitting in a restaurant, enjoying a tasty chicken sandwich or a delicious omelet.  Suddenly, a tearful young woman comes into the place and asks for your attention.  You look up and she launches into an emotional tirade about her little girl, Snow, who has been "horribly abused" her whole life.  As you sit there with your mouth dropped open, she tells you her "abused little girl" is actually a chicken.

Your attention effectively diverted from your lunch, you listen to this woman go on about how animals aren't food.  You lose your appetite, especially when after she's finished speaking, a group of other people surround her with signs that say "This isn't food!  It's violence!"

Can't imagine it?  

Check out this video...

To be frank, I do find it appalling how animals are processed into food.  If I spent much time on a farm, I'd probably end up a vegan.  On the other hand, there is a food chain and humans are at the top of it.  And if you think about it, even humans end up as hosts for other organisms.  Think of all the living beings that make a meal out of a person, living or dead.  Viruses?  Bacteria?  Fungus?  Worms once a person is in the process of decomposition?  Yup... it's the circle of life.

So this nutty lady, Kelly Atlas, probably can't turn me into a vegan.  In fact, I am surprised she was allowed to make her speech uninterrupted.  Maybe the manager of that restaurant was just too shocked to react.  I would be interested in knowing, though, if anyone who witnessed that spectacle changed their ways.

If you are interested in learning more about Kelly Atlas and her cause, click here.

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