Stop serving cruelty on the dinner plate
FRANCES Klein writes about a video, that recently went viral, of a man bashing his dog (Teach animal welfare, 10/1/18).
She then reminds us that there are other areas of cruelty that we may not think about – such as failing to desex our dogs.
I’d like to draw readers attention to other areas of cruelty to animals that they, likewise, may not think about.
How would you feel if you saw someone drop a puppy into a mincing machine?
Well, this is what the egg industry routinely does to male chicks.
And imagine how appalled you’d be if you took your dog to the vet to be castrated and, without giving him any anaesthetic, he whipped out a knife and proceeded to cut off your screaming dog’s testicles.
Well, calves and piglets routinely have their testicles cut out this way.
On many farms, calves are forced to endure dehorning, castration and branding all at once.
Please watch: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Xmn76NyoFKs and learn about more cruelty that is inflicted on farmed animals.
These animals have the same capacity for suffering as a dog – or us.
Frances concludes by saying we should teach our children to treat animals with “respect and love”. I agree.
And the best place to start is at the dinner table by serving up cruelty-free non-animal fare only.
— Jenny Moxham, Monbulk, Vic