Friday, December 14, 2012

Something to Think About


Until about third birthday, loving animals is natural to us. When one day a piece of meat lands on our plate, we don't know where it came from. We didn't witness the killing. 

We learn that it's a piece of veal, beef, nugget, or pork (all abstract words). 'Does it mean that an animal has been killed?' we ask. In response, we hear that while chicken, calf, or piggy have been killed, those were some other animals, not the ones we love. And so the first lesson of double morality is learned, which then helps us start wars and kill those whom we do not know.

Wojciech Eichelberger

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