If one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty. Where many people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people. ~Ruth Harrison, author of Animal Machines
Every year, approximately 50 Billion (that’s billion with a “B”) domesticated land animals are slaughtered for food worldwide. That’s roughly 1,680 sentient lives lost every second.
Meanwhile people are outraged that the cute animals are dying.
For the record, I am outraged at the following examples of animal cruelty. But I am no more or less outraged at the death of a cat than I am the death of a cow- they are both heinous.
Cat owners warned to be “on their guard” after 11 cats were poisoned with anti-freeze in a two week period. All eleven cats were killed or put down after swallowing the deadly chemical. Rachel Walker-Higgins, 31, whose cat Garfield was poisoned said:
It seems deliberate. I can’t understand why somebody would do this, it’s awful. I’ve been out and put up posters to make people aware of what’s happened, and warn them to keep their cats indoors.
Then, this guy: