I posted this video of some humans having fun poking a half deep-fried and half alive fish on Facebook the other day:
Here's one that isn't better (though I am not saying that it makes no difference whether one is having fun with cruelty, or not):
To erase any doubts, I am am by no means at all saying that things are better in Denmark; the way pigs, for example, are treated there is often downright despicable.
There was a big case some years ago in Denmark about transportation of live pigs. Here's a similar one somewhere else in Europe:
So, it seems to me animals are treated with unnecessary cruelty no matter where we look. I am no vegetarian, and I don't think that there is anything wrong with killing animals for consumption. However, I would like to insist that they are treated well on their own terms while alive, and that they are killed without excessive or unnecessary suffering (though I personally think that some moments of suffering in death at the end of an otherwise enjoyable life is acceptable).
Eat less meat. Choose the more expensive meat of animals that have been treated well. Don't eat halal. Don't mistreat animals - especially not for the fun of it.
Bioplastic from weaver's broom
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