Letter From Jenny Moxham: Respect animal lives, too
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Letter From Jenny Moxham as published on Canberra Times
June 8, 2020

Respect animal lives, too

I agree that all lives matter ('Black lives matter', Letters, June 5) but "all" means "all". Since childhood we have been conditioned to believe that only human lives matter and that non-human lives are worthless. At this very moment 56,000 sensitive, intelligent sheep are awaiting slaughter in WA. They will meet a terrifying and violent death at our hands but, had fate not intervened - in the form of COVID-19 - they would now be enduring the stuff of nightmares. On board the Al Kuwait, they would be sailing into mid-40 degree temperatures that would literally melt some of them to death. The stalwart survivors would then meet a gruesome and agonising death as, trussed and tied, their throats were sawn open and they were left to choke on their own blood.

These animals don't want to die in a brutal and terrifying manner any more than we do. And nor do they deserve to.

Jenny Moxham
Monbulk, Victoria

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