Another brilliant and insightful commentary by Armory contributor Marcia Mueller.
by Marcia Mueller
While some people have condemned animal abuse since before the birth of Christ (Pythagoras, Mahavira, and Buddha, all living in the 6th century BC) it continues.
In America a law was in 1641 to forbid “Tirranny or Crueltie” toward domestic animals, but it obviously did little good. Attempts to pass laws in earnest began in 1800 in the UK, when members of Parliament wrote bills against abuse of bulls and other farm/draft animals, most of which went down to defeat in their first votes.
Now, in 21st century America, slaughterhouse deaths have soared into the billions to fill two of humanity’s strongest drives— the quests for profit and pleasure. Big Ag is one of the world’s wealthiest industries for owners and CEOs. Big Ag provides tens of thousands of jobs to fill consumers’ demand for bacon and…
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