PETA is still just as annoying
I feel weird today, since I’m defending a religious group called “Our Lady of Calvary Abbey”, in Rogersville, NB. You see, they raise a number of dairy cows and chickens, and the radical animal “rights” group PETA is upset by their farming practices. They believe the calves are taken away from their mothers too early, and the chickens are being raised in cramped spaces.
Presumably, all animals should be enjoying a life free of slaughter, cheerfully gallivanting in the fields with their other animal buddies, and occasionally breaking out into song. The problem is that we live in the real world and not some fucking Disney fantasy. Perhaps you’re a vegetarian and dislike the idea of raising animals for food; that’s fair enough, and I certainly wouldn’t try to force anyone to eat meat. My problem with these delusional idiots is they think they’re in a position to tell others what is ethical and what isn’t, and they aren’t above trying to force others to believe what they do. PETA is nothing more than a thinly veiled extremist organization that thinks all animals should be free (including your beloved pets). If you’re stupid enough to have given them money in the past, try researching them a little more thoroughly before you do that again.
The obvious problem with such an infantile philosophy is it ignores the fact most of the animals we have domesticated are ill suited to survive in the wild. They exist because we breed them to exist. Without our efforts, they would simply be the victim of some clever wild animal, or they would starve to death or die of an infection. Nature is fucking cruel, and no one has an easy death. If you’re going to go, you might as well have been grain fed while you were alive, don’t you think?
Of course, it’s also shitty that I have to defend a monastery that’s harboring a Bishop who was caught with a shitload of child pornography. Can we all agree both of these organizations suck?