What are your thoughts on the Animal Rights/Vegan movement?
What sort of inroads are being made into reducing the amount of animal products consumed, and the ways that other animals are exploited?
It seems that all those individuals and organisations who are in a position to make a difference seem to be doing the opposite, or distracting everyone from what is really happening.
Those of us who are concerned about the plight of other animals are fast approaching the eleventh hour if we want to do something about their exploitation and use.
Here is an organisation that has a huge advertising budget, is able to influence a vast number of people yet has deceived just as many with their flying pig and ban live export campaigns.
Right from the start of this campaign, it was focused more on the race and religion of the countries in question than it was about the actual use of animals.
It also seems a little bit strange that if a farmer wants to export the animals overseas, thanks to ESCAS, every part of the supply chain is the responsibility of the exporter. Yet if this same farmer wants to have their property killed domestically, all they have to do is have a look in the yellow pages for a transport company, feedlot and slaughterhouse, or just send them to a saleyard, and that is it.
It is as if Australian slaughterhouses have some sort of platinum standard in the way that they ‘process’ animals.