Lately the Thinking Vegan’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TheThinkingVegan) has been infiltrated by people in the ag industry – cattle ranchers, dairy ranchers, etc.
From the “plants have feelings too” crowd to “god wants us to eat animals” to “I’ll eat an extra hamburger for you,” we’ve had about all the bases covered. (I must say I love the “I’m eating your share” crowd. It’s so awesomely playground. The next time someone tells me they’re pro-life I’m going to say, “Ha ha, I’m going to abort an extra fetus just for you, sucka.”)
The latest, troll #6, went with the happy meat angle:
“Dont take this in a bad way. But I raise cattle and we feed our cattle before we eat! We meet their needs before ours. Yes there are people that treat animals cruely they’re the ones that have given the whole thing a bad name. Dont judge us all from a small percentage of people…Maybe you should take the time to get to know some of us in animal agriculture before condemning us.”
Sure. Don’t take this in a bad way, but I breed Sri Lankans, keep them confined, and kill them for meat, which I sell to cannibals. Of course there are bad apples in every profession, but most of us take really good care of our Sri Lankans before we kill them. In the mornings, they eat before we do! They’re adorable when they’re young; I get very attached to them. I have cried numerous times when a Sri Lankan got sick and died in my care despite the efforts of our vet. I have cried every time one of my favorite Sri Lankans goes to slaughter. So don’t condemn all of us until you get to know us.