Monday, October 4, 2010
Horse Slaughter and Bill C-544
So I normally try and avoid politics and controversial subjects in my blog. But a funny thing happened on my way home from the office tonight. I stopped by my friends French bistro for a glass of wine and outside was a large group of loud, angry protesters with megaphones protesting the slaughter of horses. You see my friend owns a restaurant that serves horse on the menu. Now...before I continue it needs to be understood that I eat meat. Like most of the world I enjoy the consumption of flesh. I like my meat healthy, organic and well treated...but not simulated nor replaced with soy. That being said I eat soy too! I also hunt and fish and believe in the practices of ethical farming, local food, and ethical slaughter. I believe in these things because I know that the flesh of well treated animals tastes better, is better for me and harms the world and the well being of the animals less. I can say this because I have killed animals and understand the seriousness of such a task. My friend's restaurant believes pretty much the same thing. He goes out of his way to find local farmers who grow their own livestock, treat them well and slaughter them ethically. Apparently the "horse" crazies have attempted to adopt the wave of politics around ethical farming to promote their crazy horse freedom agenda.