|Scout, a meat animal? No he is not!|
Seems there was a meat supplier that got caught adding horse meat into beef.
|OK to eat|
Myself ...I have wondered what is it that makes us
consider some animals fit for slaughter and others
blessed as pet material.
I.Q.? Obviously not, as far as I know pigs are certainly smarter than dogs and their fates are far different. OK, I get the dogs as pets. So I will leave them alone.
Please understand, I was a vegetarian for years out of respect for animals, and my concern for their treatment. I don't want horses to be slaughtered and eaten, but I find it fascinating how we are able to
rationalize the way certain animals are exploited and others are revered.
Right now I am drying off my cows in anticipation of calves. So I have been having to buy dairy products.
As I make my selection of milk or yogurt I find myself wondering about how those poor dairy cows are
living. I hope for the best, but I know that their fate is not happy. I know they do not have their calves with them, I know they are not laying in the sun enjoying each others company while they chew their cud.
Yet horses, for the most part live their lives as pets.... I just am not certain why the difference.
Yes, you can ride horses, and they are beautiful but name any animal that is not as much a miracle.
When I watch my cows graze, they are every bit as bucolic a scene as any horse picture.
You know what I am adding to my list of goals? My sort of wish list so to speak?
"Novellas Dairy with a Heart"... milk from cows who stay with their calves, lay in the sun.. I think the world is changing and the time is right.