So last night as I was getting ready to go to sleep, there was a fly buzzing around my room. I’m not sure what kind of fly it was, but it was some kind of flying insect. He buzzed right by my head, and I swatted him. He died. And then something happened. I felt bad about it. What right did I have to take this other living things life away from it? Sure, it was inside my house, but maybe it just came in accidentally, looking for food or something. Then I got to thinking how we really don’t care all that much for the creatures on our planet we feel are lesser beings than us - the insects, the mice and rats of the world. Hell, we use mice in all kinds of animal testing. We also use cats, dogs, and rabbits. Sure, I guess it’s a necessary evil, to live in a functioning society.
I’m not entirely sure what the point of this blog entry is, I just know that killing other creatures for sport or fun is wrong. Killing them for food is, of course, a different story. But I am reminded of a video I saw not too long ago that showed workers mutilating some pigs at a pig farm. The pigs were screaming out in terror as they were shocked with electricity, another was beaten to death with an iron bar. I am certain these same things happen all the time around the world at various farms. Is it really necessary to torture these poor animals before we kill them? It’s bad enough they are being bred and raised purely to be turned into our sausage and bacon, but it’s another altogether to do what these people did to them. You know the saying that you never want to see how your laws or your sausages are made? I think I just did.
I will leave you with one of the videos that really disturbed me: