Is it OK to criticize the British Farming industry despite the fact I eat meat???

I have a soft spot for animals, I love animals I always have but I also love meat! Like most people in this country I was eating meat before I understood what it was or where it comes from. We have meat pushed on us by our parents who probably had it pushed on to them by their parents.

A few months ago (after watching a video exposing cruelty in a British Pig farm) I decided I was going to be a vegetarian, after six weeks of not eating meat I lost a stone (I have never been overweight losing a stone made me look very thin,) felt weak and tired and even angry and short tempered! It literally got to the stage where all I could think about was eating meat. Eventually I gave up and got myself a kebab, the feeling when I was eating meat was probably how an alcoholic feels after going months without drink only to fall of the wagon. It was a feeling of guilt but the craving for the meat was overruling my conscience and I eat it and decided that living where I live (the only shop close to me is the famously overpriced Co op) I could not carry on without eating meat occasionally. If I still lived at Wolverhampton I genuinely believe I could do it due to the large amount of vegetarian shops and options that Wolves offers. Wolves have a huge diversity of ethnic cultures Indians are one of these cultures and many Indians were brought up to be vegetarian so their are Indian vegetarian shops everywhere and I love Indian food, Co op sells disgusting Linda McCartney products made of disgusting Quorn and sell them for the same price of meat.

So I eat meat and their is no humane way of killing animals, there is however lots of cruel ways of killing and keeping animals and British farms and abattoirs use many of them! Growth hormones so that that animal grows abnormally fast to allow the farmer minimum effort and work being one them, poor living conditions is obviously another. Cruel people are also much more likely to manage to handle some bigger farm animals I mean what would you do if you wanted a Cow to move but the Cow refuses? Some people would feel no way in kicking the shit out of it until it decides it has to move.

Another thing is why are animals so frequently vaccinated? How do we even know that these vaccines do not cause illness in either the animal or in the consumers of the animal? In the case of the animal most would usually be killed before the negative side effect begin in the case of people we are the guinea pigs.

So is it OK to criticize the British Farming industry despite the fact I eat meat??? Of course it is in fact saying it is not is just another way of attempting to make people shut up and if we shut up the farming industry will just get more and more cruel, just because I eat meat does not mean that such animal cruelty is justifiable. We may want to eat meat but how many of us want to eat a cruelly treated, growth hormone and chemically filled, low quality excuse for meat?

I will attempt to cut out meat again and next time I will be better prepared and hopefully manage to cut it out for good.

 

KILLING A LION IS AN ACHIEVEMENT TO BE PROUD OF (IF YOU KILLED IT WITH YOUR HANDS)

Hunters of wild animals stagger me, we live in what some scientists are now calling the sixth mass extinction yet some people feel the need to speed up the process by killing animals that are already low in numbers. Lion numbers are down to their thousands, some breeds of Tiger are down to the last few hundred as are certain species of Elephant and Rhinos yet all of these amazing animals are at risk of being randomly killed and bought even closer to extinction by hunters for numerous reasons, their coat, teeth, horn, tusk or just to pass time any excuse to kill, kill, kill.

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These disgusting people have their photographs taken with them standing next to the dead animal with disturbing grins on their faces as if they genuinely believe that they have done something amazing, well they have not! If a man was to kill a Lion, Tiger, Bear (Kuala bear excluded), Elephant or a Rhino with nothing but his hands I would be amazed and forced to admit that “the kill” was an achievement worthy of being proud of, but the fact that these “hunters” use guns against an animal that has no idea what the “hunters” are planning and an animal that may be used to seeing people around and therefore they may be not overly fearful of people making them easier to hunt.

It would be like me stalking Wladimir Klitschko, shooting him and posing with his remains, would that mean I beat Klitschko? I bravely outsmarted him by pulling a trigger as he was about to take a nap? Would I deserve credit? I can not comprehend the “hunters” logic.

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