Martha Rosenberg, columnist/cartoonist who writes about public
health, takes a look at what has happened with the view Americans
have of red meat since the 1980’s. She clearly shows how little by
little red meat has been linked negatively to health problems, to
people related to the meat industry suffering from diseases linked
to meat consumption, to egregious animal abuse and to celebrities
ditching meat for good.
Is Red Meat the New Cigarettes?
Red meat is the flesh of cows, who are God’s animals just like
dogs and cats. They are sentient beings who feel pain, joy and fear.
They play, mate, raise their young and form friendships. Sadly, when
raised for their milk or meat, they are used and abused as if they
were inanimate objects. It’s simply not possible to raise an animal
for food and at the same time claim we love this animal or pretend
we are showing compassion to him/her. Truly, the only way to show
love and compassion to these animals is to abstain from using them
for our benefit when there’s no need to do it. We free them from
slavery and we free ourselves too. There’s nothing more liberating
than to allow other creatures to live free from exploitation!
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