posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 08:53 AM
From what I can gather from responses, there seems to be less difference in attitudes in respect to animal "cruelty" between the east and the
The responses are ranging from (these are paraphrased, so as not to single people out and create unnecessary conflict),
"I dont care, it's not my country"
"I dont care, they are bottom of the food chain, they take what they get"
"We bear some responsibility for ethical animal treatment - even though we eat them in the end"
Anyone who has worked with animals attests to how smart they can be.
It would seem that the majority of western people posting here see animals as 'packets of flesh', ready to be carved up...
Has our westernised system of meat 'production', and the fact that we can buy meat without thinking about where it comes from, completely removed
any appreciation of the responsibility we bear for enlightened animal husbandry from western society?
I am an ardent meat eater - but welfare is incredibly important to me. Am I a minority?