9.24.2007

Shocking, BUT......

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/14187801/detail.html

Yes, if one had witnessed this event, it would be shocking - given the context anyway - one man kills one animal in the middle of a hotel lobby.

But, I invite you to think about this a tad differently. This duck lived a pretty posh life in a hotel lobby. It was killed quickly, and to feed a starving man (supposedly). Why is this a felony if we kill thousands of chickens, turkeys and cows every day and it is seen as completely legal? Is it because we just don't SEE the executions of these animals each day? These animals live terrible lives in factory farming situations and are slaughtered in very, very different ways - ways in which you may cringe at more than just being decapitated. Just some "food" for food thought......

1 comment:

rebecca said...

I don't have anything to say about where the line is drawn, or why. But I just wanted to point out that there's a big ethical difference between an actual starving man abducting some waterfowl for dinner (and yes, one would hope, doing the messy work somewhere private) — and this guy. A guy that got super drunk, and when he decided he was hungry, rather than oh, I don't know, order something, attacks a duck and rips its head off with his bare hands. There's the general animal rights issue, yes, of course. But there's also the issue that this dude seems to be somewhat of a psychopath....