Madwoman Out of the Attic

a feminist trudging forward in a patriarchal world

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Cried Again

Yesterday I cried again after reading about the cruelties of the modern factory farm. I had requested a free copy of the Humane Society's Guide to Vegetarian Eating. The first few pages were devoted to the horrors animals on factory farms endure. These animals are not covered by any laws protecting them against cruelty. I can barely stand to think about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell that to PETA, they kill 85% of the animals they "rescue"

10/24/2005 10:19 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

That, of course, is unfortunate.

But I absolutely understand PETA's stance. I would far rather see an animal humanely die than live suffering and miserable.

I heartily support mercy killing.

And actually, I don't particularly mind if animals are killed humanely and painlessly for food. It's when they are forced to live in misery in cages so small they can't even turn around that I have a problem.

10/24/2005 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard that when PETA opens the cages at, say a mink farm, all the animals just die in the wilderness b/c they were raised in captivity. They starve to death or are killed by predators.

Obviously there is cruelty to animals and so forth that goes on with puppy farms and such but I think, too, there's a lot of this "animal cruelty" activism that is just reactionary emotionalism by folks who grew up in the city and who are only familiar with interacting with animals as pets.

10/27/2005 9:39 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I don't know about the situation with minks. How sad if many do die in the wilderness after being rescued. But I can definitely say that if I were a mink, I would rather be in the wild and have a small shot at survival rather than be caged and then beaten to death by a club for my fur. But that's just me.

I don't agree with you in regards to "animal cruelty activism." You'd have to give me more concrete, documented examples.

10/27/2005 10:26 PM  

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