The first image above came through my Facebook newsfeed today. It always strikes me as odd when nonvegans refer to “meat” as “your meat” or “my meat,” as in “You deserve to know where your meat is coming from.” There is no such thing as “your meat” or “my meat.” It always belonged to the animal it was taken from, as did all animal “products.” We systematically disregard nonhuman animals’ right to bodily integrity to the point that we colloquially refer to their bodies as ours. It’s time for that to change.
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The first image above (Source: Erin Brockovich Facebook page) shows a pieces of red meat on white trays wrapped with plastic wrap. The text on the image reads, “The House of Representatives just voted 300-131 to remove ‘country of origin’ labeling on chicken, pork, and beef sold in the US. Sorry but you don’t deserve to know where your meat is coming from.”
The second image above is the same as the first image above except it is darker, and the words “your meat” are highlighted.
Sarah K. Woodcock, Founder and Executive Director
The Abolitionist Vegan Society
June 29, 2015