Monday, July 1, 2019

Veganism Is Killing Animals

It’s a feel-good story for today. It’s especially feel-good when you consider all of those holier-than-thou vegans who are munching on carrot sticks and leafy greens… in order to save animals. They will do anything, including turning themselves into vegetables, in order to save the lives of the cows, sheep and donkeys that non-vegans kill for their protein.

Now, the truth can be told. Farmers in Australia report that in order to harvest all of those oh-so-healthy vegetables, they must murder thousands of animals. And not just rodents.

The animals are not dying for your sins. They are dying for vegan virtue. 

The Daily Mail has the mouthwatering story:

Tasmanian Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans said many people don't understand what is involved in producing crops and that many animals are just part of the collateral damage in modern farming. 

Pea farming is just one example where animals are killed in order to protect and grow crops, Mr Evans explains in The Weekend Australian Magazine.

Collydean farm (not it's real name) is a 2,700 hectare farm in northern Tasmania produces about 400 tonnes of peas per season.

While there are wildlife fences in place to protect the crops, the farmers also have licenses to shoot animals that get through the fences.

Mr Evans said that while he was there, they were allowed to kill at least 150 deer, and annually kill 800-1,000 possums and 500 wallabies, as well as ducks. 

'More than 1,500 animals die each year to grow about 75 hectares of peas for our freezers. That's not 1,500 rodents, which also die, and which some may see as collateral damage,' Mr Evans wrote.

'That's mostly warm-blooded animals of the cute kind, with a few birds thrown in.'

Cute animals… that would be Bambi and Bugs Bunny… with a few birds added for taste.

Vegan virtue signalling has produced  veritable holocaust. Naturally, the farmers call them pests.

Mr Evans said the owners of the farm convinced him it's not financially viable to grow peas without controlling the pests. 

Producing one kilogram of protein from wheat, a common crop in Australia, kills roughly 25 times more creatures than producing a kilogram beef protein.

Mike Archer, a science professor at the University of NSW, Mike Archer, explains that monocultures, mice plagues and modern farming systems kill off thousands of small animals just to product wheat.

And let’s not forget the ducks. Daffy and Donald, to you. Rice farmers are conducting a veritable holocaust against the ducks:

In the five years leading up to 2013, New South Wales rice farmers killed almost 200,000 native ducks in order to protect their fields. 

'That's how farming works. To grow something, other things are affected. Sometimes it's an animal, sometimes it's a helluva lot of animals,' Mr Evans wrote.

Mr Evans also admitted that on his own property, Fat Pig Farm, up to 5,000 moths, snails and slugs are killed in order to protect the gardens.

It’s enough to make you want to chow down on burgers.


Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Who knew?

UbuMaccabee said...

Lots of yummy ducks and deer to eat. Do they eat them, the farmers? I'll pass on the possum, thanks, at least for now.

Sam L. said...

Ubu, I recall a rural humorist talking about eating "possum innards". I've heard that possum meat is kinda greasy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this should be titled, "Codespeak" is killing?