The Blog I Didn't Want To Write
October 27, 2013
I've promoted a lot of events for animal welfare who's menu is, certainly, not for me, but I try to focus on their greater good. This time was different. For a a group to attempt to attract supporters to an event by PROUDLY roasting an animal to raise funds to SAVE the lives and welfare OF different animals was WAY too much for my sensibilities.
Most Americans are horrified by certain cultures who's cuisine include dishes cooked with dog or cat flesh. I can imagine the uproar if an wildlife sanctuary was doing a fundraiser that was serving Boshintang (보신탕; 補身湯), or Gaejangguk (개장국, -醬-) a Korean soup that includes dog meat as its primary ingredient.
I wouldn't have written this if the nasty attacks had stopped, but they haven't.
HOW DARE YOU ?
Posted by lbf () on October 27, 2013 at 9:49 p.m.
Dr Melanie Joy's/ "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows" Carnism site:
her Facebook site:
Posted by questionreality (anonymous) on October 28, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.
"Whose ox" was it? :-')
Posted by peggygurney (anonymous) on October 28, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.
GOOD for you Louie, I applaud you for taking your stance. I had to do the same thing this past week.
One of the dog rescues was/is (I don't know if it's been done or not yet) doing a fundraiser for the dogs by showing clips of horse races and you bet on the horse.
Uh, I'm sorry, but how is that right?? IMO, horse and dog racing is animal cruelty. So why would I even consider helping raise money to rescue dogs by betting on a horse - even if it is just a vidoe clip!
It made no sense to me, and still does not.
Posted by lbf () on October 28, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.
thank you, and YOU ARE Right-ON!!!!
Abuse is ABUSE.
Posted by Roger_Thornhill (anonymous) on October 28, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.
People should feel positive about supporting whatever animal group they want to support.
Some groups around here are great, some are good, and some I would not support.
It is up to me to pick the ones I like. And it is up to you to pick the ones you like. They are not all equal.
Posted by questionreality (anonymous) on October 28, 2013 at 6:46 p.m.
We live in a world where freezers and grocery stores foster the illusion that life sustains itself without taking other life. Ask any soybean farmer about his struggle and methods used to protect the crops from deer in order to provide for the vegans of the world. Best put by this guy:
“For us hunting wasn’t a sport. It was a way to be intimate with nature, that intimacy providing us with wild unprocessed food free from pesticides and hormones and with the bonus of having been produced without the addition of great quantities of fossil fuel. In addition, hunting provided us with an ever scarcer relationship in a world of cities, factory farms, and agribusiness, direct responsibility for taking the lives that sustained us. Lives that even vegans indirectly take as the growing and harvesting of organic produce kills deer, birds, snakes, rodents, and insects. We lived close to the animals we ate. We knew their habits and that knowledge deepened our thanks to them and the land that made them.”
― Ted Kerasote, Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
Posted by lbf () on October 30, 2013 at 8:13 a.m.
glad you like Ted
and thanks for reading the blog and commenting. ..not certain as to your vegan references re this piece, but again, thanks for reading...and listening
Posted by questionreality (anonymous) on November 1, 2013 at 1:59 p.m.
"not certain as to your vegan references re this piece"
Try more brainfood...then you'll b sure.
Posted by laurelthevoice (anonymous) on November 2, 2013 at 9:14 p.m.
Louie, you were entirely correct in what you did by staying quiet. You simply were trying not to harm the fund raising event. Continue to do the wonderful job you are doing at the Vindicator and throughout the community.
Posted by lbf () on November 7, 2013 at 1:14 p.m.