Hey, squid and octopi are smarter than cows!
Anyone can trawl the net and find disturbing footage on a whole range of topics from egg farms, to sweat shops and retirement homes, there are people all over the world right now making an easy buck, it's what we do ourselves that sets us apart. I grew up with our own sheep butchered in our own garage on the spit for new years eve and it might have been a bit worrying seeing all this happen at 10 years old - but i remember it being a bit amazing watching lambs being born growing up, some being sold and some on the spit and deep freezer. It's a cycle of sorts and makes me greatful for the gifts and opportunities i have - we are all mortal.
Meat is a small part of my life, we try to get it from local (ish) and respectable sources and as a bonus it is quite tasty.
...And if any of my vegetarian cousins read this (the ferntree gully ones) ditch the leather shoes!!! it's hypocritical and makes you look silly.
“People are very complicated machines – to get them to do what you want, you have to be very careful. You have to behave towards them in a very definite sequence.
Mike Oldfield 1979