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Hi there, did anyone see the ITV programme Tonight with Trevor McDonald on Tuesday (sorry for those of you who don't get UK TV)?<br><br><br><br>
It was all about "ethical meat" and the RSPCA-inspected farms.<br><br><br><br>
Basically it showed that on these so-called ethical farms, animals are treated just as badly. There was even footage of a duck being punched.<br><br><br><br>
What did everyone think?<br><br><br><br>
I thought it was good in that it showed that basically there is no such thing as "ethical meat" (I hate that phrase anyway) and that if you really want to stop animal suffering, stop eating meat. However, one man said "but if I don't eat it now it will have suffered in vain" and no one challenged that statement. Grrr.
 

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Hi there, did anyone see the ITV programme Tonight with Trevor McDonald on Tuesday (sorry for those of you who don't get UK TV)?<br><br><br><br>
It was all about "ethical meat" and the RSPCA-inspected farms.<br><br><br><br>
Basically it showed that on these so-called ethical farms, animals are treated just as badly. There was even footage of a duck being punched.<br><br><br><br>
What did everyone think?<br><br><br><br>
I thought it was good in that it showed that basically there is no such thing as "ethical meat" (I hate that phrase anyway) and that if you really want to stop animal suffering, stop eating meat. However, one man said "but if I don't eat it now it will have suffered in vain" and no one challenged that statement. Grrr.</div>
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So in effect when the RSPCA investigate and prosecute any other farmer it could be thought of as being sharp business practice getting rid of the opposition?<br><br><br><br>
If the video or articles have given any of you cause for concern about the RSPCA and its activities there is a petition for UK residents or ex pats.<br><br><br><br>
Please sign and/or pass on to everyone you think might sign it.<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/rspcainquiry/" target="_blank">http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/rspcainquiry/</a><br><br><br><br>
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Hold a public enquiry into the polices and running of the RSPCA. More details<br><br><br><br>
Submitted by roger Davis – Deadline to sign up by: 15 July 2007 – Signatures: 1,355
 

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ethical meat<br><br>
preventive war<br><br>
axis of evil<br><br>
etc<br><br><br><br>
This all reminds me of Orwell's novel 1984, this short extract especially:<br><br><br><br><i><b>The keyword here is blackwhite</b>. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. <b>But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary.</b> This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink. <b>Doublethink is basically the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.</b></i><br><br><br><br>
Make no mistake about it, this is only the beginning.
 
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