Tuesday, February 26, 2013
With death being so final, I began to realize that the act of killing a creature was a deeply serious act. More solemn than ordering a burger at a drive-thru would lead one to believe.
Because of this, I began to reflect on the worth of animal life, the lives of sentient creatures with nervous systems, capable of experiencing physical and emotional pain.
And I concluded that tasting a steak wasn't as important as keeping the cow from experiencing any unnecessary pain. And slaughter, even "humane" slaughter, for the purpose of palate pleasure, is completely unnecessary. It prematurely ends a precious, unique life for what amounts to an incredibly trivial purpose.
So I went vegan.
Posted by Marie Bacon at 9:49 PM