Hello everyone, and happy new year’s eve!
I wasn’t planning to post today, but I happened to see this video from Peta this morning, and thought it was brilliant so wanted to share it with you:
It’s funny but thought-provoking at the same time, which I always think is the best way to get your point across.
Coincidentally, I myself have used the alien analogy quite a lot in the past, to try to communicate how unfairly humans treat animals, simply because lots of people see them as inferior. A lot of it comes down to the moral of treating others how you would like to be treated.
If aliens invaded Earth and started treating humans how we currently treat animals, there would be outrage. A couple of examples:
- Because humans speak a different language which the aliens don’t understand, the aliens would assume that humans cannot feel emotion or pain.
- Female humans would be forcibly impregnated repeatedly and have their newborn babies taken away, so that the aliens could take their breast milk instead. Most of the baby boys would be killed and eaten by the aliens, and baby girls would be raised on replacement milk and then be put to the same use as their mothers.
Sounds horrific, right? Well, that is exactly what currently happens to animals.
Food for thought to see in 2018!
My biggest wish for next year is that veganism will continue to soar in popularity and become a lot more mainstream, and that we will not have to endure stigma for much longer 🙂