A Chinese tradition results in the torture and slaughter of over 10000 dogs every year.
The Japanese capture and kill thousands of pods of Dolphins every year.
1215 rhinos were poached in South Africa last year.
At least 10 known cases of canned hunting of lions took place in South Africa.
A Facebook friend (now ex friend) killed a bunny for fun and smiled for a photo with blood on their hands.
The social media response to all of the above is countless petition shares, heartfelt posts from “animal lovers”, pictures that tug at the heartstrings, and information that’s enough to make you want to fly to China and rescue all the dogs.
And those reactions are 100% correct. Those animals deserve more than that, their lives should be revered and respected, and we should fight for their rights.
13,6 million cows are killed in South Africa alone every year. Multiply that by about 5 for USA stats.
Nobody bats an eyelid.
Before the beef eaters start attacking me in defense of their daily torture, I do not condone the Yulin dog eating festival.
I simply believe that you need to open your eyes and realize that you cannot condemn torture in one country, but be on board with torture happening in your backyard. That is simple, plain down, hypocrisy.
The only way out of this hypocrisy is quite simple.
Stop. Eating. Animals.
If you include all animals in your compassion, you will be awakened with awareness, and trust me, that feeling is addictive, and better than any high.
It’s very easy to click a button, sign a petition, and share a link to urge friends to do the same. That’s called clicktivism. It gives you the illusion that you are actually doing something to save animals, while not really having to make any real sacrifice, and once you’ve done that, you’ll go on with your life as you know it, and animals will continue to be senselessly tortured, abused and inevitably killed.
Go vegan. Forget the excuses, because I know you have a million, be it health, religion, greed, or money. None of them can justify the torture and killing of innocent animals every day. Don’t do it for you or for the planet. Do it for the animals!
Be the activist they need you to be.