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'Livestock'

From There's an Elephant in the Room blog
Facebook posting, October 14, 2023

Imagine your selfhood, that thing that makes you who you are, being considered to be so insignificant that not one of your wishes would ever be fulfilled or even acknowledged; imagine being nothing, a no-one without the right to own yourself or your life; imagine your despair.

three Lambs
Image by Andrew Skowron

'Livestock'.

It's one of those words we're raised not to even notice, but when we do, isnít it such a nasty, vicious, monstrous little word?

Just think about it.

Live. Stock.

Breathing. Resources.

Innocent feeling individuals condemned to relentless use and death from the moment of their violent conception.

Cold and bleak, it tells us just how friendless and alone is each one of our victims, from the violation that conceives them, through their meagre minimum-outlay-for-maximum-profit existence, to the gore of the slaughterhouse that is their only escape from our tyranny.

Imagine being so desperately alone that your only value to your oppressors, lay in what could be taken from you by brute force; your infants, your eggs, your breast milk and the ultimate cost per kilo of your broken and wounded corpse.

Imagine your selfhood, that thing that makes you who you are, being considered to be so insignificant that not one of your wishes would ever be fulfilled or even acknowledged; imagine being nothing, a no-one without the right to own yourself or your life; imagine your despair.

For over 80 billion land-based individuals each year, this is the reality of the existence that those who refuse to be vegan force them to endure.

Thatís not a life, it's an ordeal.

We all know it's not right or fair, and whatís more, each one of us would hate to think that WE were the person that caused such anguish. Yet every time we go into a shop and put the results of that anguish into our trolleys, we ARE that person.

When we stop demanding their despair, when we say Ďnot in my nameí, we become vegan. There is no other way. Do it today.


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