Eating Pets, Butchering Pigs and Vegan Absolutism — Part 5: Rural Meat vs Urban Vegan

A Story About Meat.

Gavin Wren
Jun 27, 2018 · 5 min read
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Butchering our pig, Theresa. © Author

Certain activities are not performed for any kind of voyeuristic performance, but for the health of humankind and I’d suggest that the butchering of animals is one of those things. Just like surgery or slaughter, this is not a spectator sport.

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The slab. © Author

Death is intrinsic to life, just as birth, both are inevitabilities to be handled with dignity, love and respect, even celebration.


If we assume that animals have equal rights to humans, then we have no right to kill them.

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Learning to fist bump with a lamb. © Author

Those who are completely removed from the life of agricultural production and animal husbandry by the urban sprawl are the ones predominantly removing meat from their diet.

Part 6: Eat Whatever the Hell You Want, can be found here

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