„Are my tastebuds more important, than the life of an animal?” Earthling Ed
Most people really care about animals While we do everything we can, to take care of a dog or cat, most of us have a completely different relationship with the animals we eat, such as cows, pigs, chickens and fish.Like dogs and cats, these animals are able for example to feel, joy and pain, attachment, and loss. Most of us think that unnecessary violence against animals is unacceptable, so why do we eat and wear animals and exploit them? According to the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), in America alone, we raise and kill nearly 10 billion farm animals for food. This number is nearly 70 billion worldwide (Source: The Well Fed World)
Like all social change, when it begins, it raises the question that of what happened so far, how could it have been called normal. By rethinking our relationship with animals, we can create a more ideal future.
“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we?”(Edgar’s Mission)
We consider ourselves animal-friendly people. We can love them as our friends and in many cases we also treat them as family members. Nevertheless, billions of land animals and billions of marine animals are slaughtered every year for no reason. We are born into societies and cultures where we were told from birth that eating animals is normal, essential, and necessary. In our society, different ideologies and philosophies accompany us throughout our lives and this is also encoded in us in relation to animals by the fact that there are animals that we love or don’t hurt and there are some that we kill and eat. Dr.Melanie Joy is an American social psychologist and author, vegan activist, primarily notable for coining and promulgating the term carnism. It is a dominant ideology that helps people support the use of animal products, especially meat consumption.