Dogs, Cats & Goldfish vs. Chicken, Cows & Dolphins.

Via elephant journal
on Feb 19, 2010
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Why do we love pets…but kill animals?

This post is inspired by my friend Gary Smith’s recent post on, yes, Facebook. Disclosure: while I am vegetarian, and appreciate those who bother to eat mindfully-raised and sourced animals as opposed to the true horrors of factory farms, I am not vegan.

Over to Gary:

Gary Smith:

“Most of us have an ethical issue with placing one group of human beings above another. Yet we don’t have a problem stating that dogs, cats, dolphins and whales deserve love and protection, while cows, pigs, turkeys and chickens can be violently abused for human pleasure.”



It makes no sense – Hayden Panettiere protested the dolphin slaughter in the documentary The Cove, but then she made a milk mustache commercial! Just amazing.

hayden milk cove dolphins milk poster vegan


So true. Regarding Hayden, she’s young and has her heart in the right place. We have to understand that the dairy industry has  powerful and influential lobbyists telling all of us that milk is not only good, it’s THE HEALTHIEST thing for us. It’s years of conditioning. The nice thing is that a person like Hayden has her heart in the right place so it will only take letting her in on the knowledge to help her take it to a whole new level of wisdom AND action.


You’re right Lea! I know she must be a kind person. Those milk mustache ads just make me crazy – they are plastered all over the elementary school gyms here. I know someday they will seem as hilarious as the doctors-recommending-cigarette ads from the 50’s!


Bonnie, I know. It’s frustrating. I have a dear friend with kids that hates meat and she makes her kid eat it because she truly believes it’s necessary for her child’s health and well-being. It’s tough to change people’s minds when they have been taught their whole lives that something is necessary for their good health. We need big big changes…KEEP THE FAITH!


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5 Responses to “Dogs, Cats & Goldfish vs. Chicken, Cows & Dolphins.”

  1. This all reminds me of the discussion in Melanie Joy's new book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows"

  2. Uh…the milk industry?

  3. Nice. I'll put that video in the post above.

  4. lucy says:

    God put animmals on this planet to feed u not for dum freakin enviromentlist to take the country over. I eat: PIGS SHEEP GOATS COWS CATS SQUID FISH AND DOLPHINS!!

  5. Ashley says:

    that must be an old ad by hayden…. she's vegan last time i checked.

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