Animal abuse: the bottom line
THE story on the ABC last week showing chickens being scalded to death in a Victorian abattoir shocked many viewers, but also illustrates a basic truth about animal agriculture: wherever there is exploitation for money, there will be abuse.
Corporations that abuse animals are governed only by their bottom line; animal welfare will always play second fiddle.
This is the way economics works, and calling for better supervision, by governments who see their role as maximising those same profits, is whistling in the wind.
The only way to stop chickens being slaughtered in agony at a fraction of their potential lives, or the other shocking abuse of other animals we have witnessed repeatedly in exposes by animal activists (and never by government inspections), is to vote with our dollars.
Three times daily, we can all vote to stop animal abuse by choosing to buy delicious, healthy vegan foods instead of artery-blocking animal flesh, milk and eggs. — Desmond Bellamy PETA Australia