Sunday, February 19, 2006

time2put down the steak knife

 












Finally finished reading the Temple Grandin book, Animals in Translation. She has done a lifetime of good work and i totally respect her for that. Can u hear a "but" coming? I am having a hard time reconciling the meat-eating Temple with the "i love all animals" Temple. yeah yeah yeah she's heard it all b4, but not from me.

How can she make a comment like "animals are going to turn out to be more capable than we know", and then eat one? She gives a rap about oh, maybe autistic people need more protein, but as just about everybody knows by now, people, non-autistic AND autistic, can often find more protein in non-meat items than in meat items. AND without all the anti-biotics, hormones, and who knows what all. (People, have u ever seen inside a meat truck when the back-end is open?? That shit is just hanging there, or on the floor, uncovered, dirty, being handled by the driver's bare hands.) Anway,read up on this...check it out 4yourself. U mite be surprised actually, how little protein there is in a big mac, compared to a plate of rice and beans.

Here's something else she says in the book: "We need to study animals...what are they feeling?" Uh, Temple, they MIGHT be feeling dread, as they pass thru that very nifty gadget u invented for the slaughterhouses. "What are they doing?" Well, Temple dear, they are dying, that's what they're doing. And "What do we need to do to treat animals fairly, responsibly, and with kindness?" In answer to that question, i have 3 words: dont eat them. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

mxrich said...

you might want to read Temple's sequel ... Animals in Digestion.

mxrich said...

And also ... don't forget the newest trend in meat packing ... injecting carbon monoxide into the shrinkwrap (and it's FDA approved!!)

" ... the growing use of carbon monoxide as a "pigment fixative" is alarming consumer advocates and others who say it deceives shoppers who depend on color to help them avoid spoiled meat."

sasha said...

that is so NASTY and turns rat girl's stomach. i know i have eaten MEAT in front of yall b4, but i'm so sorry now. i will just stick to trail mix and ritz with REAL cheese. thas what i'm eating ass i write. you are so right.

sasha said...

btw- it's totally OK with me if you comment on my blog...b/c otherwise i have NONE!!!

Rich said...

ratty, ist the carbon monox thing really bad and sad? think about the poor ppl who have2work in the facility where the carbon monox is used. :-(

sasha said...

i can't even talk about how sick this all is

Mr.Mr. said...

i only eat meat for the hormones and antibiotics since i have no health insurance