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RaisingRabbits is probably just "Terri" trying to defend what she´s doing. "Cruel" is all a matter of perspective. From the viewpoint of the rabbits it is most definitely cruel (from Kindergarten - "Do unto others as you would have them do to you"). Yes, there is no way around death. However there is almost no reason to either hasten death or to bring about more death. For those geniuses who would equate vegetables with sentient animals I would ask them to go back to high school and re-study nervous systems and neurotransmitters. Who ever claimed that vegetarianism will "save the planet"? Humans are deluded if they think that the planet needs saving from them. The planet will definitely have the last laugh. However vegetarian choices go a very long way towards a more sustainable future that is kinder both on the ecosystem and on other living beings. I have read Lierre Keith´s book and it´s a very sad monologue by a woman who had an eating disorder and decided to blame it all on veganism. Her science is non-existent, her conclusions were pulled out of a hat and her logic is laughable. And no - we do not buy ALL our food from neat packages at the grocery store. We grow almost all our own vegetables and a substantial portion of our own fruits. It appears that this is all about taste - a taste for the flesh of other sentient beings and any argument will do to justify that taste preference.
This is simply awful! There is absolutely no need for anyone in this day and age to eat meat much less purport to raise them with love and then pray over them before killing them. I do agree that the burger you buy at the burger joint has probably involved a much greater degree of cruelty but that simply doesn´t excuse this blatant cruelty to rabbits. People who raise and kill animals because they claim to be locavores and claim to be environmentally aware are clearly just making up excuses for their taste for meat. There are a growing number of people who make vegetarian choices and indeed prove that one´s life can be healthier and happier without eating meat or animal products of any sort. I have been vegan for over two decades and have no health problems of any sort. I have a very big garden where I grow a lot of my own fruits and vegetables and I ensure that I eat a proper mix of whole grains and veggies to satisfy all my nutritional needs. Whatever will the Inlander advocate next? As another poster commented perhaps you should consider all the stray dogs and cats huh?
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