(ed:..perhaps one of the most egregious examples of this disconnect most of the left/progressives have with animal-rights/welfare..is yr bog-standard greenpeace/green party bbq….
the sight of earnest young activists emoting all over some animals (whales?) whilst chowing down on other animals (chickens.?) is really quite something to behold..
the arguments for animal-welfare – and against eating them – or their bye-products – are met with blank/uncomprehending stares from most ‘progressives’..
to them the brutalities/exploitation/environmental-damages from the animal-industries are all negated/discounted because they like the ‘taste’ of them..(or some other such facile reason..)
and this has to change..)
The world’s most pervasive form of exploitation – along with its resultant environmental harm – can’t be laid at the feet of Republicans – conservatives or those we define as bigots in our society.
That’s because both sides of the aisle participate in the needless consumption of animals.
Consumers are increasingly made aware that countless sentient beings – just like companion dogs and cats – are abused and slaughtered for products we don’t really need.
Marketers convince the public that animal exploitation is necessary to sustain human life.
But it’s not true.
This profiteering is a byproduct of unchecked capitalism – producing food products that cause cancer – contribute to obesity and exacerbate the diabetes crisis.