Wednesday, September 21, 2011

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, or enemies, for the same reasons. (C.S. Lewis)

I love this quote. Obviously the point isn't that we should, then, inflict the same punishment on humans, but rather that our justification of eating meat, hunting, wearing fur (etc.) is so extremely skewed, so out of touch, and barbaric. All animal rights activists know that in order to change this perception, a major paradigm shift needs to occur to change the hearts and minds of others, thus, 'convincing' them to go meat free. I've been thinking alot lately about how this can occur, and specifically, at what key point does it occur for people who make the switch to veganism. Hmm.

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