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Human Logic on “Pets” and “Food”

This fantastic piece by Mark Bittman, Opinion columnist for The New York Times and Times magazine’s food columnist, exposes the biased logic and morality that we apply when animal abuse takes place. While any animal considered a pet, such as dogs, cats, pigs and hamsters, are protected by laws, animals that are raised for food are left completely at the mercy of those who own them. As Bittman puts it, "... if I keep a pig as a pet, I can’t kick it. If I keep a pig I intend to sell for food, I can pretty much torture it."

To read the full article please search online for Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

Humans are experts are making excuses for behaviors they find profitable and pleasurable, many times ignoring the great pain and suffering this causes to God's animals. Making differences in the way we treat God's animals depending on their purpose only hardens our hearts and makes us insensitive to suffering, human and non-human. On the other hand, thoughtful and mindful choices lead to compassion and love allowing us to actively participate in the reconciliation of God's Creation.

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