The agent kept a lookout. Finally, she thought she could walk a few steps upright when she heard a noise no doubt made by heavy construction vehicles. Again, part of the forest was cleared, because more living space was needed, more arable land, more space for entertainment and shopping centers, more and more, claimed by people. „If the forest is cleared bit by bit,“ she thought, „the space available to the wild animals will become smaller and smaller. They get closer together. Single individuals meet and the transmission of pathogens is facilitated. If there is enough space and an animal fall ill, then it keeps to itself and dies. The pathogen goes down with it.”Weiterlesen
Protests, regardless of the topic, be it the meat, dairy, egg, fur or other exploitative industry, have the great advantage that you get to talk to people. This is important because then you can better assess how people think and act who are not actively committed to animal rights. In addition, this also creates the opportunity to fill in knowledge gaps that still exist. A classic is still that many people do not know that a cow has to have a calf in order to give milk. 35% of the citizens of the so-called civilized countries are still convinced that a dairy cow is a dairy cow because it is born as such. It is also interesting to learn what conclusions people draw from the newly gained information for themselves and their lives. It’s no secret that the aim of our educational work is that fewer and fewer people support animal suffering, i.e. change their lifestyle. Not decreed from outside, but as the result of rational and reasonable consideration that results from the facts. That’s the theory. I would like to illustrate how far the practice is from this in the following conversation, which took place at a protest on the subject of pig suffering, exactly that way and no other.Weiterlesen
„You can work something!“ Or „They haven’t worked a day!“ I hear such and similar sayings at every demo or protest. Apart from the fact that none of those who puff themselves up, perhaps sitting casually in the coffee house or going on a nice day of shopping, knows what who of us is doing, it seems to be a foregone conclusion that one does not have to comply with this request when one drinking coffee or shopping. You know from yourself that you can recover from a strenuous work week with these activities and, above all, support the economy. Working and consuming are the cornerstones of our capitalist system. Anyone who disobeys, even prevents the poor, intimidated consumers from indulging in their well-deserved spending craze at a demo, cannot hack anything themselves.Weiterlesen
The roast pork is one of the favorite dishes of the trained Austrian. You can get it in every tavern and it is also indispensable on the festive table in a cozy home. A people of the carnivores are a people of the world annihilators. It’s that simple. Because of our meat addiction, more than 800 million people around the world are still starving. If you were to just give them soy, corn and cereals instead of stealing them from their plate to throw these valuable calories through the animals, we could not only fill you all up, but also feed a lot more people, but no, we steal something we get. We also let the rainforest, which is made for the feed, and because we are already there, thirsty because the water is also used and contaminated – for our roast pork, but also for the steak or chicken breast. The poorest of the poor are also the first to feel the effects of climate change, which is largely due to intensive livestock farming. But what interests’ nature, biodiversity or distant countries, as long as we can eat sick, fat and obviously stupid. Because a vegan world would be one without pandemics without hunger, with enough cultivated area, regenerated seas, fresh water and healthy people. All of this is known and it is understandable that you no longer want to hear it. Nevertheless, the majority of people go on as before and enjoy the roast pork and the steak and chicken fillet.Weiterlesen
„I won’t let my right to meat be taken away!“ He says, arms crossed over his chest and snorting with anger, as if I had ever intended to take anything from him. All I did, and I frankly confess, was to explain to him the disadvantages of a lifestyle that consumed animal products.
„I will not let my right to meat be taken away!“ Is the reply, a second time, now clarified by the addition, „Certainly not from you fascist vegans. You really think you’ve eaten wisdom with a spoon and now you want to stuff it into everyone. But it doesn’t work for me.” It is clear to me that there is nothing to be done. I look at him and I can’t help but think of a small child who has withdrawn into his pout and doesn’t want to listen, let alone understand.
„After all, I don’t tell you what to do,“ he adds, „you can eat your food from me, but I eat what I want. Everyone should live the way they want and respect the others.” He turns and walks. Would it have made sense to say something, anything that would have arrived?