Attention Meat-Eaters: Don’t Call Yourself A F*cking Environmentalist

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Dear people who consume the dead flesh of a once thinking, feeling being: are you aware that you are supporting the biggest and most terrible industry in America?

Forget riding your bicycle to work, or turning off the water while brushing your carcass-chompers – the animal agriculture industry is a fucking mammoth of mass proportions dead set on doing us all in.

What I mean by that is industrial agriculture, i.e. the rearing and slaughtering of billions of animals annually, devastates our environment and our oceans, consumes our resources, drives species extinction, and, get this: “produces more greenhouse gases than the ENTIRE transportation industry.”

This means all of the cars, boats, planes, trains, alien spaceships or whatever, you name it, are less threatening to our planet than the meat industry.

This enormous, barbaric industry absolutely dwarfs the transportation sector when it comes to pollution and emissions.

Ah yes, the title explained; it came as a shock to me, too.

Documentary film maker, activist, and environmentalist Kip Andersen is the brains behind the popular Netflix documentary Cowspiracy, which was released in 2014, followed by another ground breaking film called What the Health? released just this year.

Andersen takes to the front lines, exposing multinational genocide corporations like Tyson and Cargill, and uncovers why all of the major environmentalist organizations refuse to address this problem.


Because they are being funded by these fucking companies.

Yeah meatpacking corporations are horrendous, greedy, subhuman operations, but who’s really to blame?

Ever heard the term “Vote with your dollar”? Well, these companies wouldn’t be single-handedly destroying the earth if we, as consumers, weren’t demanding that they do so.

“Well it’s eight a.m., better get my pig flesh fix”… I’m sorry, what?

Traditions are bullshit as far as I’m concerned. Look at where we are as a society: do you think the “business as usual” model is going to serve into our children’s lives, and their children’s children? Abso-fucking-lutely not.

By the way, that pig you’re eating is more cognitively and emotionally evolved than ol’ Bowser over there licking his balls.

So when I’m driving down the highway, and I see those awful transport trucks with the air holes allowing those little pink snouts their final breaths of outdoor air, I want to flip off the driver, swerve in front of the truck, and take the whole thing to the ground in hopes that some wee souls might escape.

Instead, I silently wipe the tears from my cheeks and write this, in hopes that someday it will all be over, by choice, and not because we’ve run out of land and resources to feed the “livestock.”

In all seriousness, we can’t go on pleading ignorance like this.

Everyone and their mother knows what’s really going on, but humans are so reluctant to change their behavioral patterns for fear of disrupting their routine indulgences and gratifications. We are hurdling down a path past the point of no return, and whether we like it or not, things are going to change.

Now we can be open-minded, conscious, compassionate beings, and make positive changes ourselves. Or, we can continue down this “perceived path” of least resistance, and see where it takes us.

There’s some pretty sizable evidence suggesting what might be waiting for us at the end of the road, but one thing is for sure, and that’s this: ya can’t be an animal lover if you eat animals. The same way you can’t advocate environmentalism if you support industrial agriculture.

Thank you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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