Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
You will find that any time you invoke PETA, the majority of people seriously involved in animal breeding, training, and keeping will label you as either naïve person who has not done their homework, or a dangerous weirdo to be avoided at all costs.
I'm one of them, and due to your other posts, am consigning you to the first category and thinking you are just naïve.
PETA is an organization of extremely dubious moral standing which has done incalculable damage to animals and to humans. They are truly horrible. Almost nothing they say is true. They are the terrorist arm of the ASPCA, which is no longer a humanitarian organization (unlike local SPCA's by the way).
That said, the question of the role of domestic animals, and our relationships with them, is always worth asking, in this age of an abyssal divide between enormous-scale industrialized animal production on one hand and the complete absence of all human-animal interactions other than household pets on the other.
Until just before yesterday, human beings interacted with all sorts of other animals, domestic and wild, on a constant basis. We lived with them, we ate them, used their eggs, skins, milk, we taught them things and they taught us, we used them, and they used us, we watched them -- and they watched us. Not any more. This weird anomalous state of being has given rise to such monstrosities as chickens which are all breast meat, cows which are milk factories for a couple years and then slaughtered, stockyards that pollute the air and water for square miles -- and PETA and its ilk.
Crazy crazy world.
Short horse lover
Last edited by jaydee; 05-26-2018 at 03:59 PM.