As the world appears to be picking up speed toward anarchy, the idea of respecting others, or our collective mothers’ admonition, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all,” has gone out the window.
“To be or not to be” might have been the question in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but the question of the day is “to eat meat or not to eat meat.”
Movie stars are in a unique position of directing social trends. When a well-known personality veers from the “party line” by wearing fur, hunting or eating meat, social activists in one form or another feel they have the right to sermonize or “take-to-task” the offending individual.
In another international move to bestow human rights to animals, the Australian Capital Territory has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to change the legal status of animals from being purely ‘property’ to sentient beings in their own right, according to an ABC News report.
It’s not healthy. That is the conclusion of Dr. Krisit Artz, medical director of lifestyle medicine and virtual health at Spectrum Health.
As the 2020 elections heat up, so too does the rhetoric. Candidates for elective office, from the President of the United States down to local supervisors, make campaign promises and outrageous statements – all in an effort to separate themselves from the crowd.
There is a saying in Montana that there are more cattle than people in the state. It is a safe bet to say that a healthy majority of Montanans are serious consumers of beef, especially in the hard-scrabble town of Butte.
In another display of disregard for private property and anarchy, a group of three dozen animal rights activists raided a turkey barn at the Jumbo Valley Hutterite Colony in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada. The protesters had been dropped off by busses and arrived early in the morning before workers from the colony were on the site.
“More than 21,000 scientists from around the world believe that humans need to seriously change their behavior — including reducing the amount of meat they eat and consuming more plant-based foods — in order to prevent dangerous levels of climate change,” claims a recent article in Live Kindly, a magazine whose tag line is “FOR HUMANITY, OUR HOME, AND THOSE WHO SHARE IT WITH US.”