I wonder if in the future – many years from now – people will find
it hard to believe that humans used to eat other animals and drink
their secretions from which they also made disgusting concoctions
Perhaps these enlightened humans of the future will consider today’s
earth inhabitants as being as uncivilized as those we now call
“cannibals.” The whole idea of huge factory farms and slaughterhouses
where billions of animals were tortured round the clock; where baby
calves were stolen from their mothers who were painfully raped to keep
the cycle of veal and milk production going; where chickens were crowded
together and male chicks were trashed; where male turkeys were
masturbated so that female turkeys could be cruelly inseminated; where
pigs – who are actually more intelligent than dogs – were “production
units” and treated with cruel contempt – all this and much more will
horrify future inhabitants.
They will hear about the insatiable lust for animal products – that
Americans alone ate more than one million animals per hour – even though
prostate cancer and breast cancer (as well as many other cancers) were
becoming commonplace, and even though the link between animal product
consumption and cancer was irrefutable.
They will find it strange that the majority of the earth’s
inhabitants of the 21st century could so willingly be duped by the
greedy and corrupt who were destroying the earth. They will wonder why
the knowledge that we share so much of our genetic material with “the
lower animals,” especially the primates who are close relatives,
biologically speaking, didn’t make us stop their rampant exploitation.
If anything, it fueled an increase in their use in biomedical research
that could best be described as psychopathic or sadistic.
The perverted use of the word “charities” to describe the powerful,
money-hungry organizations that preyed on the public’s need to feel that
they were “helping to defeat” this or that high profile disease with
“walks” to raise money, etc., and the fact that no one listened to the
honest few who told the truth about disease prevention, will fill
listeners with dismay. They will wonder how their ancestors could have
been so complicit in their own destruction.