During the hot summer months in South Korea, where dogs are bred to be killed and eaten, restaurants serving dog meat soup boast long lines of patrons who mistakenly believe it will help keep them cool.
But while many of us are quick to condemn killing dogs for food, shouldn’t we also be bothered by the consumption of cows, chickens, and pigs? Who wouldn’t be repulsed by how cows are crammed into filthy feedlots and are often butchered while conscious? Or how female pigs spend their lives confined to small metal crates and are repeatedly inseminated and forced to bear babies who will be torn away from them? And considering that chickens’ cognitive abilities are comparable to those of dogs, why does it make sense that we call one “friend” and the other “dinner”?
|PETA hung this banner outside our Washington, D.C. office to remind passersby that eating any animal is cruel|
Every animal wants to live, and every steak, drumstick, and ham sandwich is a life taken. We each have the power to make a lifesaving decision three times a day, every day.
Written by Michelle Sherrow