MORRISSEY LAUNCHES ATTACK ON PEOPLE WHO EAT MEAT – According to Smiths singer Morrissey anyone eating meat is no different from a peadofile and furthermore anyone condoning the use of an abattoir might as well be supporters of Auschwitz.
Pretty strong words and no doubt many will take offense to Morrissey’s comments but let’s delve a little deeper for what on earth could possess any person to accuse meat eaters as being akin to peadophiles or a supporters of Auschwitz?
Morrissey is a staunch vegetarian; that is he won’t consume any product that contains meat or any trace of it. Of course Morrissey is not alone there are indeed millions of people around the world who have turned their backs on eating meat due to a number of issues including health concerns and notably animal cruelty.
There are a growing number of people who simply cannot stomach the notion that another living creature has been brutally murdered just for our consumption when people can adequately obtain sustenance from vegetables.
Morrissey operates a fan based website, True to You, in which he allows fans to post questions that he personally answers.
It was one fan who posted the question as to why Morrissey doesn’t eat meat and the response was more than a little shocking…
“I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia; this is nothing more than rape, violence and murder. If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away.
Imagine, for example, if you were in a nightclub and someone said to you “Hello, I enjoy bloodshed, throat-slitting and the destruction of life,” well, I doubt if you’d want to exchange phone numbers.” Morrissey
Morrissey certainly has a point and many of us have been subjected in the past to news articles that uncover the almost deliberately cruel treatment of animals in order to produce our food. In fact in the UK we now even allow animals to be slaughtered in accordance with Islamic religious belief; known as Halal where animals’ throats are cut and then they are left to bleed out in agony.
In August 2013 Pat Condell published a video on the issues of Halal produced meat and gave a number of reasons why such produce should be boycotted by the public and better yet banned under British law.
However, Halal is only part of the problem and the issue here is why Morrissey and a growing number of people would like to see people turning their backs on meat consumption.
Morrissey, in his reply to the fan’s question, directed him to look at a video on You Tube titled “The video the meat industry doesn’t want you to see.”
Here we have included the video mentioned by Morrissey and yes at meebal.com we have viewed it in full. WARNING… If you decided to watch the video you will need a very strong stomach. The video is extremely disturbing and will without question shock, horrify and question your moral integrity in regards to eating meat.
We certainly all have a choice in whether we consume meat products or not but animal rights activists and vegetarians certainly do provide clear evidence that not only is it not necessary to consume meat but in their view it is also morally reprehensible that anyone could condone such cruelty towards another species.
Opinions on this subject are unquestionably going to differ. I suspect there will be some who feel that it is irrelevant how an animal is killed under any conditions providing it produces food.
The argument will follow the lines that nature is cruel but such cruelty is necessary in order to provide sustenance for one species or another. Each year hundreds of wildlife documentaries are produced whereby they depict one species brutally dispatching another in order to eat and survive.
On the opposing debate a growing number feel that human dietary needs can be sustained from a far more diverse range of plants; that is we can survive without resorting to killing animals.