I love cooking shows.
I mean, I almost like them to a ridiculous level.
But I am so done with cooking shows that think they need to show animals being killed.
I don’t bloody care if it is “just fish”.
I don’t want to see you ripping limbs off of live animals, or cutting them in half while they’re still alive.
And I definitely don’t want to see Gordon Ramsay fricking spearing a fish and then letting it bounce around on the boat as it dies.
Before you say, “But you have to know where your food comes from.”, let me tell you that I don’t eat meat. And that includes fish.
Yes, chicken and fish (including crustaceans and all of that) are animals, and the stuff people eat from them is meat.
I know a lot of people are vegetarian for health reasons, and eat fish and chicken.
But I think if you’re a vegetarian for moral reasons, you should probably not eat any animals.
I suppose that’s one of those things where, if you’re doing it for moral reasons, I can’t tell you what to do.
I don’t see though, why they have to show that stuff. And especially on commercials.
Are we all supposed to have hearts of steel now?
The way that we treat animals tends to loop around to the way that we treat humans.
How many child abusers, murderers, etc., abused animals when they were younger?
Maybe you think it’s a stretch, but I genuinely don’t.
We start out seeing fish and other “non-animals” killed on tv. And I am talking about killed for real, not people being shot in movies. There is a difference when you know it is fake death, and when it is real.
Then we move onto other things. I’m pretty sure there’s a show, or was, about farm to table food, which actually showed everything, from the killing to the processing.
It’s not commonplace, but could easily become such.
Somehow, we have become a culture which likes violence.
We read increasingly violent books, watch increasingly violent films. Our news centres on violence rather than the good things happening in the world.
And what comes of that violence?
There’s violence in the news, so we go out and riot.
There are riots, so some group shoots or strings up a member of another group.
And guess what, there’s more violence.
Why can’t we respect life?
In all forms.
If you can’t, or don’t want to be a vegetarian or vegan, at least treat animals with respect.
There’s something disgusting about people who enjoy killing.
My folks want me to like a guy, and he seems like a nice enough guy, but he made a comment in passing once that he thinks trapping is a great sport.
I want nothing to do with him.
I don’t care if he rescues sick puppies and helps little old ladies across the road (he doesn’t…he got annoyed when my pup was sitting in my lap…). If he thinks that trapping is a positive thing in this world, I don’t really care to ever speak with him.
You have to be some sort of disgusting to take joy in that.
I may step on some toes here, but this blog is about honesty. I hope you learn something, and if you’d like to leave feedback, I would love to learn something from you as well. Please though, nothing nasty. I miss a time where a person could share her opinion without people attacking her for it.
Let’s try to extend peace to each other, whether we agree or not.