I’m just going to say it. People who eat pigs are monsters:
“After three years of amateur pig-keeping – I currently have five young porcine ladies scratching around a paddock at the bottom of my garden in Ireland – I can safely say that pigs are the most entertaining, life-affirming and intelligent creatures that have ever had the misfortune to taste utterly delectable in a frying pan.” [...]
“Above all, I respect my pigs. And I can eat them with a clear conscience because of, not despite, that fact.”
That was written by Tom Sykes in “The Joy Of Pigs.”
Feeling a “clear conscience” after murdering your family pets is despicable, disgusting, and dangerous! It makes me wonder how he would treat human children if he found out that their flesh tasted good when fried up with oil and spices.
Pig-eating is remarkably similar to dog-eating. Pigs are so adorable, so smart, so dog-like. Pigs are social, they wag their tails, they communicate. Pigs are often docile and playful, just like dogs. A slaughterhouse employee recalled:
“Pigs down on the kill floor have come up and nuzzled me like a puppy. Two minutes later, I had to kill them — beat them to death with a pipe.” (source)
He didn’t “have” to. He could have walked away. He could have gone vegan. Just like Tom Sykes has that choice.
There is no need to kill. This is needless, senseless killing. For what? For taste! For a trivial, momentary pleasure.
If you’re more compassionate and respectful than Mr. Sykes, you might enjoy these vegan options with a truly clear conscience:
- Smart Bacon – A VegFamily Review
- Vegan Bacon Cheese Report
- Seitan dinner diary
- Vegan Lunch Box: Smart Bacon Sandwich
- Tempeh Sausage Crumbles recipe
- Mock Ham recipe