Don't Be Angry At The Woman Who Killed A Black Giraffe For Sport If You Plan To Eat Meat For Dinner Tonight

To be clear, I’m not suggesting that killing animals for meat is the same as killing for sport. No; in many ways it’s actually worse to kill...

To be clear, I’m not suggesting that killing animals for meat is the same as killing for sport. No; in many ways it’s actually worse to kill for meat.

by Chas Newkey-Burden

Seeing someone pose for photos next to the body of a dead animal can make people feel really, really angry — but not every time.   

When images went viral of Tess Thompson Talley sitting with the corpse of an 18-year-old giraffe she had shot in South Africa, outrage erupted online. She was condemned explosively, described as “disgusting”, “vile” and worse, and accused of being “selfish”.

As a vegan, I find this anger understandable — I hate any exploitation of animals. But maybe that’s also why I think the outrage is laced with such hypocrisy.

We can scroll through the same social media feeds any day of the week and find other people posting photos of their spaghetti bolognese or smiling with their chicken wings as they have a “cheeky” Nandos.

In that context, photos of people posing next to dead animals are greeted not with hatred, but with “likes”.

In both cases, animals were killed for the enjoyment of humans. Why are the killings of 70,000 animals each year by trophy hunters greeted with outrage and fury, but the killings of 70 billion farm animals slaughtered for meat each year not?

To be clear, I’m not suggesting that killing animals for meat is the same as killing for sport. No; in many ways it’s actually worse to kill for meat.

Firstly, a typical meat eater causes the deaths of over 50 animals each year; far fewer than a typical trophy hunter kills.

Also, animals killed by hunters have usually enjoyed years of freedom before their horrific deaths. In contrast, the animals people usually eat for dinner endure short, painful and unhealthy lives before being slaughtered in bulk.

Very short lives – chickens raised for meat are slaughtered at between 21 and 170 days, beef cows are ready for slaughter at between one and two years old, and pigs are killed at five or six months old. You’re basically eating babies.

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Now More Than Ever, the World Needs to Hear This Message'

Morally speaking, I see no difference between killing a pig or a giraffe or a cat or a sheep. Once you’ve stopped eating meat, the double standard is clear and denying it seems insane.

I have friends who eat meat and they scramble and stutter as they try to explain the “big difference” between eating a cow and a horse, for example.

They point to the fact that some hunted animals are endangered species, as if murder is only tragic if it’s committed against a member of an endangered group. By this strange reckoning, it would be better to kill a human than a sea otter.

Most people like to think they are animal lovers and at the same time they don’t like to think about the ways they actually contribute to the mistreatment of animals.

During the current heat wave, there has been huge concern about dogs being left in hot cars. The RSPCA says it has been “inundated” with calls about such incidents, police are being called to more and more episodes, and social media is awash with anger and concern.

Yet each year, billions of live animals are transported thousands of kilometres without sufficient food, water or rest. Just last week, activists say they measured temperatures of 31 degrees in a truck transporting sheep in Britain. Can the meat eaters who get angry about dogs in cars not join the dots?

Over 15,000 Scientists from 184 Countries Say Going Vegan Will Help Save the Planet

It’s often a nagging sense of guilt about our own behaviour that propels us into outrage when someone else behaves in a similar way but a bit differently. Instead of addressing where we ourselves abuse animals, we yell at others.

Rather than argue about why it’s okay to hurt some species and not others, let’s agree to protect all of them.

Or, to put it another way: if you don’t want animals to be killed, stop paying people to kill animals for you.

Subscribe for daily articles:


Recent Articles 4985239125039773146

Follow HAF

One time contribution




Subscribe for daily articles:




Tag cloud

5G Dangers (72) About me (3) Agenda 2030 (19) Alzheimer's (15) Archons (9) Art. in German (33) Ayahuasca (13) Big Brother (143) Big Pharma (42) Bilderberg (25) Bill Gates (16) Black Knight (2) Brexit (2) Brzezinski (1) Caeli Francisco (24) Cancer (376) Censorship (95) Chemtrails (85) Child Trafficking (5) Clinton (59) Cold War 2 (63) Consciousness (33) Conspiracy (1230) Control (1149) Cosmos (222) Crisis Actors (8) Crop Circles (10) Crystal Skulls (1) Deep State (5) Dejan Davchevski (29) Demonic Possession (6) Depopulation (172) Detox (9) Diabetes (7) Disney (6) Documentaries (157) DuPont (2) Ebola (5) Education (105) EMP Dangers (1) Empaths (39) ETs UFOs (639) Evil Corporations (2) False Flags (145) Fasting (10) FEMA (4) Feminism (14) Finance (207) Fluoride (32) Forbidden History (622) Free Energy (64) Free Speech (1) Free Spirit (8) Freemasonry (15) Fukushima (65) Geoengineering (85) George Soros (39) Giants (1) Global Warming Hoax (102) GMO (66) Grounding (7) Guest Writers (5) HAARP (21) Healthcare (1935) Hemp (152) Henry Kissinger (5) Hollow Earth (20) Illuminati (76) Inspiration (789) Inspirational Public Figures (34) Internet of Things (10) JFK (19) Julian Websdale (17) Julie Alexander (30) Khali Carol (7) Laura Jane (3) Lisa Morris (1) Lucy Alvet (2) Makia Freeman (4) Mandela Effect (6) Mari A. Raphael (2) Mark Nestmann (12) Medical Kidnapping (22) Meditation (24) Michael Martin (6) Microchip Implant (23) Migrant Crisis (71) Mind Control (152) Monsanto (69) MSM (119) Mysteries (499) News (1486) Nikola Tesla (20) Nuclear Hazard (57) NWO (320) Occult Knowledge (62) OOPArt (15) Orlando Shooting (5) Papal Bloodlines (1) PhD Anonymous (22) Pienaar Arno (16) Pineal Gland (15) PizzaGate (6) Planet X (5) Planned Parenthood (1) Podesta (1) Pole Shift (12) Police State (97) Political Correctness (1) Pollution (6) Preppers (30) Project MKUltra (38) Propaganda (64) Pyramids (75) Q and A (5) Quotes (14) Recent Articles (8143) Reincarnation (57) Religion (14) Rene’ Descartes (11) Rockefeller (26) Rothschild (85) Sacred Geometry (1) Sacred Water (8) Satanism (98) Satanist Pedophiles (461) Science (210) Secret Societies (44) Secret Space Program (21) SJW (5) Smart Meters (2) Spirituality (1079) Sponsor Books (3) Stephanie MacDonald (3) Strange Murders (3) Subscribe (1) Sun-gazing (2) Sustainable Housing (6) Symbolism (2) Synchronicity (9) The Anunnaki (116) The Bush Family (6) The Matrix (123) The Vatican (56) Time Travel (11) Transgender Agenda (28) Transhumanism (7) TROLLS (8) Vaccines (275) Videos (268) Voting is Rigged (23) War (114) War on Cash (6) War on Drugs (20) Weather Terrorism (1) Wheatgrass (1) Wi-Fi Dangers (47) Wisdom (50) WTC (9/11) (77) Zephyr Prayers (3) Zika Virus (16) Zionism (13) Zodiac (12)