28 March 2007


Somebody persuade me that this is progress. I can't help but think that, by improving the lives of the animals who are killed to satisfy human gustatory preferences, we are entrenching the idea that animals exist for human use. All we are doing by improving the lives of farmed animals is allowing people to eat meat with a better conscience. This will have the perverse effect of increasing, rather than decreasing, the number of animals killed. Burger King will be delighted by that, for it wants to kill as many animals as possible—not because it hates animals, but because it views them as a means to an end, the end being profit. How can that be progress?

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