In the UK there has been a scandal that horse DNA has been found in a load of burgers. This means that people here (who eat meat) have been eating a horse-beef burger mix.
There has been a bit of a public backlash towards the companies supplying these food items and I’m ashamed to say, that as a vegetarian, I did laugh at the idea of all these people being horrified that they ate horse meat (I apologise if you are one of them).
Stay with me, I’m not about to force vegetarianism on you. I accept humans are omnivores, it is just my choice not to eat animals because I’d feel guilty if I did.
The reason it made me laugh was because, to me, all animals are equal. If someone is prepared to eat a cow, a chicken or a lamb, they should be prepared to eat a dolphin, dog or horse without complaining that it is gross. Just because one animal is more domesticated than another doesn’t mean that it’s life matters more than a non-domesticated one.
I suppose, from a consumer’s point of view, we have the right to buy (and eat) products as they are advertised, I just hate that some people eating meat are hypocritical and it’s OK to eat cow, because that’s what society says, but if you eat horse meat then there is an uproar.
I’m getting off my soap box now and going back to my depression that the world is fucked up and I don’t belong here.
Love Sailor xox