What would you say?
Since yesterday have been having a bitter argument with farmers defending their profitable business which includes the slaughtering and milking of innocent animals just to make a profit. I asked a farmer several questions in regards to what they would answer the animals if they could speak.
(Cow) Why did you take my calf from me, my child?
(Cow) Why did you use me for milk when it was meant for my child?
(Cow) Why did you continuously inseminate me and force me to bear children?
(Pig) Why did you close me in a bin, I could hardly move?
(Pig) Why did you take all my children and slaughter them?
(Pig) When I was spent, why did you slaughter?
The farmer answered, they would have thanked me for the insemination instead of letting a bull do the work, that is the only answer I received…
The farmer then proceeded to ask me what I would answer when the domesticated animals asked me why they are extinct, here is my answer.
My dear friend, I was once a meat and dairy lover. I consumed without thinking, I spit on vegetarians and vegans, my dream was always to become a zoo worker or farmer. One day it was like someone shook me alive, felt like someone asked me what I was doing. I started digging into the business and got to see the truth from birth to death of domesticated animals, for that is what you are. You are all subspecies and have either an ancestor who is extinct, for you dear cow, the aurochs, for you dear pig, your cousin, the wild boar still lives although he is hunted constantly for meat. All domesticated animals were part of a vicious cycle and since birth you were a breathing price tag, your life had one meaning, food for humans, food that humans do not need to survive. Food that was a contributing factor to the planet's environmental problems. At slaughter, they executed you with methods that created fear, pain, and suffering, we saw it in your eyes and what your breeder never saw because they could not attend every slaughter, was that the killing was not 100% lethal, sometimes you had to wait in pain while suffering for that final blow which was your salvation, death. Your lives with the farmers was spread from an attempt to provide a humane treatment to pure torture. You must understand that regardless of how you were treated, you were already dead. You were dead the day you were born. Sweden was a better country because we had the strictest law on Earth, but human beings are not born to follow law. Many do not follow the law and what we could not see, we didn’t know. Your life was not about the survival of man, but of money and politics, man called it a norm, you are animals and this is how it has always been. We tried to find a better life for you but could not for man does not have the capacity nor the will. The only reason you were born on this planet was to die. You did not have a dignified life where you could feel the same feelings as a human was entitled nor could you experience the same things your wild cousins did. You were not a part of nature's food chain, you existed only for man's greed. You should know that man does not treat nature better than you were treated. They kill animals in the wild for resources that are just for luxury, for resources to compensate for your death, luxury food. Humans have even killed man’s best friend the dog for leather and meat. You are not extinct because nature never created you, man created you. When we saw your suffering, the fear, your disappointment, the pain, and the stress, we decided that man did not deserve you. We were not worthy of your existence because we did not manage to respect nor let you live a full- and good life. Most domesticated animals received only enough air to live ¼ of their life, and many times even less. We did not have any more strength to see your children being taken away from their mothers just to become a schnitzel or decoration on the Christmas table, you deserved so much more than that. In the end, we saved you from having to go through a life to be born as a price tag and no animal on earth, including humans, deserve this. You should also know that human beings are not treating their own children better than your children. We continuously create tremendous amount of fear and pain for our own children and if we cannot protect our own children, why do we deserve other animals’ children. There are only bad reasons and excuses that you existed. All animals want to experience their mother at birth for the mother's love for her child is equally strong within all animals, but this was something that we stole from you and for millions of animals across the planet. We lost control, we went insane, we did not understand that we were the creators of fear, pain, and suffering.