I sponsored Micaly, this cutie-pie cow from Edgar’s Mission as a present for my mum. She’s unsuccessfully tried moving into a vegan lifestyle for years but has been even more motivated about it this year - however, she’s still struggling. She’s managed to give up all pig products but to help give her a bit of motivation for giving up those meat pies I thought I’d gift her the sponsorship of a cow. Y’know, so she’s got Micaly’s purty face to think about next time she decides to chow down on a sneaky burger.
A little sly but I have the best intentions. Honest! I thought the money would be better used on Micaly than buying my mum a bunch of flowers that’d just die within the week. I mean, my mum loves animals more than I do (well, does she? Considering I’m vegan and she isn’t) but you know, she’s one of those sappy animal lovers, cries when puppies are being cute, squeals at sweet kittens, would risk losing her rental home to take in an animal that needed her help.
Actually, I never thought I was as sappy about animals as her - I’ve always just believed that they have just as much of a right to a peaceful existence as we do (actually probably more of a right, they’re not jerks like humans are) but I did just spend an hour weeping over the animals’ stories at the Edgar’s Mission site. The story of Molly Brown the sheep was heartbreaking - she was the sole survivor of a truck rollover that resulted in 400 sheep dying. Why the fuck are we even transporting sheep around, or jamming 400 of the poor things in a truck. It’s absurd, leave them alone! If only more people actually connected with the creatures they were eating, they’d think twice and switch to a vegan lifestyle so fast. I don’t fucking get how anyone can justify eating another sentient being. Or call it their “right” or “personal choice”. No it fucking isn’t.
So yeah, fuck that - humans don’t have a right to a peaceful existence. But animals sure as hell do.
Go meet your meat and then tell me you don’t care.