Do you have a reason or justification for eating meat? Love bacon too much to give it up? Feel that eating animals is the circle of life? Take the challenge proposed in this video and then see if your justifications hold up.
If you’re one of those people who throws up objection after objection against veganism. If you think loving bacon is enough reason to keep killing pigs, if you think it’s the circle of life or the way of our ancestry or that animals don’t feel, I have a challenge for you. Go to a slaughterhouse. Look into the eyes of the animals as they wait in fear. Watch them try to escape. Watch as they have the life drained from them. Watch as some of them are hacked apart while they are still breathing and awake. Look them in their eyes as they glaze over and are coated with their blood. Lean in real close. And see if your justifications hold up.
This video is a Short Shareable pulled from a longer video. For more information on why veganism is the compassionate, rational choice for your health, animals and the environment, see the videos linked at the bottom of this post.
To take the challenge and see firsthand what animals go through, you can also attend a slaughterhouse vigil like those put on by Toronto Pig Save, or simply go to a slaughterhouse yourself and watch the animals come and the empty trucks leave. Many times, especially at pig slaughterhouses, you can hear them screaming from outside.
As actual entry into slaughterhouses isn’t always possible these days with Ag-Gag laws, I encourage you to watch the videos below in the ethics section. The Nicest Way To Die video has footage from this year. Or, you can easily find slaughterhouse footage online simply by searching.
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— Emily Moran Barwick