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Published on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 by

From Cradle to Grave

by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (the Compassionate Cook)

[ I happen to know that she has received some unplesant e-mail from people, so please send her some supportive comments and let her know we care and are glad she cooks and writes and puts out veg DVDs. She can be reached at [email protected] ]

I have yet to meet a non-vegetarian who didnt care about the treatment of animals raised and killed for human consumption. Even people who eat meat, aware on some level that the experience is unpleasant for the animals, will tell you they object to unnecessary abuse and cruelty. They declare that they buy only humane meat, free-range eggs and organic milk, perceiving themselves as ethical consumers and these products as the final frontier in the fight against animal cruelty. Though we kill over 10 billion land animals every year to please our palates, we never question the absurdity of this sacred societal ritual. Instead, we absolve ourselves by making what we think are guilt-free choices, failing to recognize the paradox of humane slaughter and never really knowing what the whole experience is for an animal from cradle (domestication) to grave (our bodies). ...
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