Vegans tend to protest the public’s right to eat animal products in either completely extreme ridiculous ways or in ways that are just really stupid and ineffectual. We’re talking about the latter here.
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Video has emerged of a bunch of vegans who are breaking into slaughterhouse to perform monthly vigils, where they whisper sweet nothings into the ears of cows ready to be killed as they are transported to the slaughterhouse. The gang apparently has an arrangement with the guys at the slaughterhouse to perform this mantra, rather than just breaking in and screwing stuff up willy nilly. Whatever makes you feel good I guess?
The founder of Leicestershire Animal Save Dina Ahern said her activists perform the rituals outside Foyle Food Group, a cow processing plant in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire:
We want to make the cows feel at ease every time because they are living and sacred beings.
Cows have a living soul and conscience. We really want to help comfort them.
We have to arrange and give two weeks notice for when we are going to be on site.
When we arrive usually at about 8am, we gather outside the slaughterhouse on days when the abattoir is operational for about three hours.
We then stop each of the trucks and are given two minutes to say the last goodbye’s before they go and get a bolt gun put through their head.
We whisper phrases to them like “we’re sorry”, “we see you” and “I love you”. ‘
A whole life is killed for ten minutes of palliative pleasure from a beef burger and we want the public to show compassion to these creatures.
Any social movements have different kinds of action and a lot of vegan groups resort to violence.
But we condone this and the best way is to peacefully spread the message.
I am following my heart and these cows deserve compassion and respect just like any other human being.
I mean I don’t condone violent vegan protest either, but doing this just seems completely and utterly useless? I don’t know if cows can understand English or even have any idea where they’re going, but I doubt some comforting words from some random humans are really going to palette them when they find out what’s up.
I suppose videos of this kind of stuff might go viral and raise awareness of the issues, but even so I think most people are probably just gonna call the vegans soft hippy losers and not take them seriously when they see this. But hey at least they’re trying so I gotta respect them for that. Keep it up guys.
For more vegans, here’s one getting it tattooed on her forehead. Fantastic.