An­i­mal abuse: the bot­tom line

Central Queensland News - - YOUR SAY -

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

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