tisdag 28 maj 2013

No moral difference between eatings dogs, wearing fur and using and consuming other animal products

Please consider this quote :

"I get a lot of requests to sign petitions to end dog and cat meat trades in other countries. The latest one I got was a pledge to "exclude Switzerland as a holiday destination until eating cats and dogs is outlawed by the Swiss government."


The reason I won't sign petitions like this is because they are speciesist. There is no moral difference between dogs, pigs, cows, cats, sheep, fish - but campaigns like these make it seem like dogs and cats matter more, that it's not okay to eat them but perfectly okay to eat other animals and products that come from them.


If we were to refuse going to Switzerland because they eat dogs and cats, in order to be morally consistent, we'd have to refuse going to any country that exploits animals - which isn't possible because sadly animal exploitation is everywhere!


Watch my video about the problems with single issue campaigns here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpp7Zhijm8o


Let's be a strong, consistent voice for ALL animals and promote veganism - unequivocally - wherever we can. Let's work to end ALL animal use in ALL countries, because no matter what species, they are all sentient individuals who deserve the basic right to not be treated as the property of others. "


The above campaign sends the message to non-vegans that there is a moral difference between killing dogs, and between killing other animals. We should instead spread vegans campaigns against all animal use. More thoughts: http://bloganders.blogspot.no/2013/03/single-issue-campaigns-such-as-anti-fur.html

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