“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

Creature Talk

Yes, that is why I’m vegan - because I’d like all the farm animals to DIE! First of all, people aren’t going to go vegan over night - at least not the entire population. Those that couldn’t - like “broiler&# chickens - would only find it difficult because of human intervention in their breeding. Chickens who are bred for meat grow so large so quickly that even with the best of care, they do not live long.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

The "animal rights" focus, by contrast, is on our allegedly "cruel" treatment of individual animals in various specific, carefully selected and isolated contexts, from laboratory mice to farm mink to market hogs to broiler chickens, or whatever may be their next cause du jour , chosen specifically for getting the most uncritical media coverage and then getting a fresh flow of cash donations from their scientifically ignorant and easily duped contributors.