Two babies were born on the same day. One was born in England and the other in Australia. The baby born in England lived a long, happy life and died surrounded by their family. The baby born in Australia had a different upbringing, they were taken away from their family, lived in confinement and murdered after only living a fraction of their life. No one cared though, because they were born Australian and that’s what happened to Australians.
Oh wait, I’ve got this totally wrong. Let’s try again…
Two animals were born on the same day. One was born a dog and the other a cow. The dog lived a long, happy life and died surrounded by their family. The cow had a different upbringing, they were taken away from their family, lived in confinement and murdered after only living a fraction of their life. No one cared though, because they were born a cow and that’s what happened to cows.
If we claim to be a society which does not treat a person any differently because of their gender, the colour of their skin or the place they were born, then how do we justify treating animals differently based on their species?
Question for dog owners: Would you allow your dog to be forcefully impregnated, puppies taken away and killed, just so that your dog’s milk could be taken to make a profit? I hope you’ve answered no. Now, would you allow a cow to suffer the same fate? Surely protecting one species from cruelty but contributing to the suffering of another is along the same lines as racism… But this is called speciesism.
Speciesism needs to end.
If you see a problem with the discrimation that different species are subjected to and you’d like to help stop the suffering, then please feel free to get in touch. I can help with any doubts, anxieties or troubles that you’re thinking about with regards to making a transition to an animal-free diet and remember, it doesn’t need to happen overnight. You can find more information at Veganuary. The new year represents a new start so this is the best time to make a positive change. The only difference is that this resolution won’t just be about changing for yourself, it will not only benefit your health, but it will save animals and the planet too! Mega Friend Kasia knows all about it, she’s going vegan from 1st Jan 2018. Check out her vegan journey here!
Thanks for reading everyone and happy new year 💚
Regarding Australia: I asked Wonderful Husband to pick a country at random. I have no issues with Australians 🙂