By Andrea Macleod, Redlands Community News
AS A vegan and having been a vegetarian previously for 30 years, I find myself in a deeply depressed state. Perhaps, and although I have not been involved in the protests, my thoughts are indeed “militant” by the new government standards.
I think cattle, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, elephants, whales, birds, lizards, snakes, crocodiles and I could go on — are all equal. I think they should not be farmed, not held in tiny pens, not forced to die, not forced to listen to the horror of others dying, not be born to be a commodity.
I believe current farming is inherently cruel.
I believe people need to know the truth and not turn away from it just because it is uncomfortable.