A hundred or so protestors gathered in London for what is now a global day of action involving tens of thousands of protestors across the planet, we made speeches, displayed banners, handed out leaflets and talked to people. Several other dedicated activists also spoke, eloquently, passionately and from the heart, and others wore body suits to help portray the misery and suffering of animals.
Slaughterhouses Shock People
Most people are shocked by animal slaughter. Within any slaughterhouse, we witness the suffering, despair and terror of sentient beings about to be killed. There is no ethical justification to take the life of any living being. Slaughterhouses represent a major moral issue, and force us to face our contradictions.
Slaughterhouses Murder Animals
Billions of animals are murdered each year in slaughterhouses, on farms, and in fishing operations. They are the countless victims of our dietary habits, false and misguided nutritional beliefs, and rich, powerful lobbies. And yet, these animals have feelings, possess knowledge, preferences, emotions and the capacity to feel pain ; they suffer from physical and psychological distress.
We Don’t Need Animal Products
We now know that humans do not need animal products to live in good health. Worldwide, millions of people are living proof that it is possible to eat healthily without participating in the massacre. Agriculture produces enough plants to provide high quality, nutritional food.
Slaughterhouses Represent A Major Moral Issue
Moral condemnation of animal abuse is largely shared. It is acknowledged that animals should not suffer and be killed unnecessarily. Injustices from the past have been abolished or significantly reduced and condemned, such as human slavery, the inferior status of women, or discrimination over skin colour or sexual orientation. These inequities were bolstered by powerful interests; they were deeply rooted in the collective consciousness to the point that most people believed them to be an eternal and a universal truth.
We now act to obtain justice for non-human animals.
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