Monday, October 17, 2011
Why Vegans Aren't Afraid of a Zombie Apocalypse.
Yesterday, a group of amazing people and I went to hear Melanie Joy speak. She's the author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Cows and Wear Pigs.
A few hours later we went to a Haunted House.
I realized I can handle zombies and psychos much easier than say, baby pig castration.
Yeah, the Melanie Joy talk was much more frightening than Zombieland.
Because Zombieland is not real. And mega-meat-industry does take boy chickens by the barrel-full and suffocates them. Or puts the fuzzy yellow boy cuties through a grinder. That's right, a grinder. By the heap-fulls.
We often talk about the interlocking connections of oppression of this violence-dominanting society and how women and animals share similar power struggles, but what does it mean when males, by the millions are slaughtered for being worthless, for not being able to grow quickly enough to be eaten...or to be eaten quickly because babymeat is much more "tender?"
Dead baby boy chickens, dead baby boy cows, dead because they're not "useful." Only the best of the best can be part of this earth. Only the most genetically sound can grow into adulthood-- and that's just to get their sperm.
This is disgusting.
This is scary.
Maybe the Zombies aren't so frightening because I'm around them all the time anyway already.