Holocaust of the Animals

Holocaust of the Animals

"Our grandchildren will ask us one day: Where were you during the Holocaust of the animals? What did you do against these horrifying crimes? We won't be able to offer the same excuse for the second time, that we didn't know"
-Dr. Helmut Kaplan

There is no argument for humans eating meat.We were not born carnivores but conditioned to do so. We unlike animals have a choice in what we eat,that's what makes us different.

6 comments:

  • Anonymous says:
    October 26, 2012 at 4:39 AM

    I have referred to the daily killing of thousands and thousands of animals as a holocaust. It is interesting to see it in print. I am a vegetarian and nearly Vegan. It is a choice I made even as a child, and as many people point out, people become vegetarian or vegan for various reasons. Seeing all the death of so many innocent animals is painful; I don't know how anyone can kill animals on purpose - no matter the reasons. What I've learned is that nobody wants to be lectured about their choices - to eat dead animals or to be vegetarian - but what I wonder is if it is possible that at the very least, people who do eat animals could consider what the animal goes through from the time they are born, captured, maintained, and slaughtered before it became someone's dinner. It's about consciousness...just knowing what animals go through in their very short lives and the supreme sacrifices they are forced to make. I wonder about it. Can humans just for one moment think about the process of an animal's birth until it's death...what it must be thinking, fearing, experiencing. I do and so do some others...and it's just a question I often ask because I never hear anybody comment about it.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 26, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    I am a vegan and haven't eaten meat for almost twelve years. Needless to say, I don't in any way support the killing of animals, But to call it a Holocaust is completely disrespectful to the millions of humans that were killed by the Nazis. Eleven million people were brutally murdered by the Nazis and many were treated like animals in the process. I have been to the concentration camps and have seen evidence of the horrible things they did to these people and to think that someone would compare this horrible tragedy to the slaughter of animals disgusts me.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Despite my crazy veganism, I'm going to have to express dissent to this entry.

    We really can't call it a holocaust and I think it is highly improbable that children will ask the questions posed in this post.

    Eating meat is a cultural staple of human beings. Horrible as it is, it is slightly different than that of the atrocities committed in the holocaust; the victims from the Nazis were not eaten--they were selected from pure hatred.

    No one is eating meat because the hate animals unless they're just being snarky...

    And there is an argument for eating meat; this is true of those who have medical conditions where they cannot receive proper nutrition through a plant based diet. There is no argument, however, for the suffering that is inflicted upon them.

    Were it not for the ingestion of meat of our primitive ancestors, we would not have had the influx of protein that has allowed our brain to be able to process the abstract concept of compassion.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Despite my crazy veganism, I'm going to have to express dissent to this entry.

    We really can't call it a holocaust and I think it is highly improbable that children will ask the questions posed in this post.

    Eating meat is a cultural staple of human beings. Horrible as it is, it is slightly different than that of the atrocities committed in the holocaust; the victims from the Nazis were not eaten--they were selected from pure hatred.

    No one is eating meat because the hate animals unless they're just being snarky...

    And there is an argument for eating meat; this is true of those who have medical conditions where they cannot receive proper nutrition through a plant based diet. There is no argument, however, for the suffering that is inflicted upon them.

    Were it not for the ingestion of meat of our primitive ancestors, we would not have had the influx of protein that has allowed our brain to be able to process the abstract concept of compassion.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 28, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    There is no animal holocaust. This is food production, nothing more. The holocaust was with the fuckin jews and hitler. Nice try

  • Jacobus says:
    October 26, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Which medical conditions were you thinking of exactly?
    The word "Holocaust" means a fiery destruction, especially involving loss of life. It is not exclusive to the Nazi attempt to exterminate the Jews and it did not originate with that. It was APPLIED to it, but no one group owns the term. In my childhood, no one I knew of called the genocide of the Jews by the Nazis a "holocaust" at all, until there was a movie about it that was named that, shown as a TV mini-series in 1978. Almost any big destructive fire might be called a "holocaust" up to then. We lived in the age of dire warnings about the potential "nuclear holocaust" and heard THAT phrase a lot.
    The word first appeared in 14th century English and was applied to the burnt sacrifice of ANIMALS. So the ORIGINAL usage was concerning the death of ANIMALS before it was applied to people.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/holocaust

    And I do not buy the theory that our human brains developed their power only from meat. Protein comes from many sources, our teeth and relative intestine length more closely resemble fructivore creatures than carnivores, and the Jain religion of India has been strictly followed by entire families and societies of humans for at least hundreds of years and the ethic known as "ahimsa" is based on compassion for all living things and in the Jains, is the basis for a strict vegan type lifestyle. They, among others, have proven the fallacy of the claim that we must eat meat or for that matter, any animal-based substance as food. Animals are not food any more than humans are, just because cannibals wish to kill and eat humans. They have feelings as real as those of humans, and while their slaughter is not what people today call "THE Holocaust", it certainly is A holocaust.

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