The author here does make one good point, which is: why are some animals “too cute to eat,” while others aren’t? To us, that point is moot, but maybe the rest of the world, which eats meat, might want to consider it?
You know your Vegansaurus cares a whole fucking lot about not eating rabbits, not least because one of our (ir)regular columnists has a bunny sidekick. Also, not just because they’re “cute.” We care about all animals, however aesthetically pleasing we may find them. The point is, obviously, they’re animals, and they deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, not fucking eaten.
Apparently author Michael Procopio wasn’t prepared for readers to share our outrage, because in response to the upset comments his article garnered, he linked to this little gem from HuffPo by Craig Goldwyn, which demands that whenever we “strident” veg bastards see a link to an article about meat, we ignore it, because our “meat is murder” opinions are not welcome. In fact, by “preaching…proselytizing…[and] moralizing” in the comments section, we are “only undermining [our] own cause" [italics his]. You know, FYI. Just keep out of their clubhouse, OK; they don’t want our kind there.
You know what? They’re right. We are basically “yell[ing] ‘Jesus Saves!’…in a Jewish Synagogue,” and expecting everyone in there to immediately convert, and it has to stop. From now on, whenever anyone has anything positive to say about eating meat, or farming animals, or wearing fur, or breeding animals and selling them as pets, I will not read the story. I will turn down the radio, I will change the channel on the TV, I will close the tab in my browser. Ignoring something I—and many, many others—view as a massive, multi-level, global problem will make it go away, right? Just like wishing really hard attained women’s suffrage in the U.S.! And complaining to each other at dinner established the Department of Veterans Affairs. When serious business gets you down, handwrite it in your diary, put it under your bed, and don’t talk about it, because making a fuss never changed anything ever.
[thanks to reader Virag for the link!]