#09 食物鏈/生命循環一部分 || It’s the food chain/circle of life
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“It’s the food chain and just circle of life” “Humans are at the top of food chain, that’s why we can eat other animals” When we say something is just the “circle of life”, we are saying because something is part of nature, it’s just how nature works therefore we are justified, or even obliged to follow nature’s rules But the animal agriculture industry cannot be further away from nature You see, when we buy animal products, we are not fulfilling any role in the food chain like lions and tigers do We are instead participating in a man-made, completely unnatural system that is outside of the natural food chain or circle of life In the animal agriculture industry, animals are systematically, selectively bred into existence such that they have a highly unnatural amount of flesh, milk or eggs routinely fed or injected antibiotics to grow so fast such that they collapse under their own weight castrated or forcibly impregnated enslaved confined under metal roofs or in metal cages debeaked by lasers or dehorned with a hot iron These animals will be killed in close-walled slaughterhouses with unnatural methods like being gassed to death, electrocuted or passing through an electrical waterbath When we say “It’s just circle of life” to justify killing animals the logic behind is that because death of part of life because animals must die one day therefore we are justified to kill them But interestingly, peopel seem to only apply this argument to humans killing non-human animals When humans are killed by sharks or crocodiles, have you ever heard people say “Ah well, this is just the circle of life” “All humans must die one day” I don’t think so When wild animals kill humans most poeple feel sad or even angry and want revenge and justice for those killed Besides, if we can morally justify killing some animals because all animals must die one day then we should extend this argument to all animals, including cats, dogs and humans My question is – do you think the fact that all humans must one day die is a good enough moral justification for us to kill some humans?

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