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I will worry about the plight of the animals when we humans get our shit together. When Tolerance and understanding is chosen over hate and warfare, when people are no longer denied lifesaving procedures and items that help protect against the spread of disease because of religious fallacy, when sexuality (as long as it involves consenting adults) is not considered an indicator of a person's character, when we start celebrating our similarities instead of being torn apart by our differences. THAT is when I'll be concerned about whether the chicken experienced any stress as it made its way to my plate. Others can think what they will as long as they don't stomp on other people to get their way, and I will respect their right to do so. I however plan to happily enjoy life being the omnivore that nature intended me to be.
Speaking one's mind is never a bad thing. Shouting in a person's ear is another. PETA does a lot of shouting, a lot of outright bullying and associates with known criminals that have hurt their fellow human-beings on purpose. It does so willingly and without a shred of remorse. Celebrities flock to their cause because it's easy. All they have to do is write out a check and BAM! They are an animal lover. So yes, I will eat the meat knowing that it would get stuck in a PETA member's craw. Knowing they would HATE me for it. That's just for tonight however. Tonight and beyond I will eat meat because it's damn tasty and my human body needs the proteins that reside therein. Simply put I'll forget PETA exists until they do something else cruel, mean-spirited, and small minded. I know I won't have long to wait.
In the mean time I will do what I can by voting for the causes I believe in, by writing to those who represent me to the greater world at large and speaking my mind, and yes, even by ranting here. I won't call anyone a murderer without just cause. I won't make mountains out of molehills, and I won't disrupt the lives of others by shoving what I hate down their throats. I will simply do what I can to make the world a better place and thank the Lord and Lady that I have been as lucky as I am. My brothers and sisters suffer, children die lonely, sick, and in pain, good people, children, are driven to suicide by those who love to wallow in their ignorance and hide behind books. All and all cows, chickens, fish, and pigs seem insignificant by comparison.
I thank everyone who posted in this thread and everyone who spoke their minds, I ask you to bear with the over-speaking of mine. Thank-you for reading this, if you've gotten this far. I wish you good luck and success. In the meantime, there's a bacon wrapped steak sizzling for me and I really should consume it so it doesn't go to waste.