Alright, gURLs, Rachel here—and it’s almost my last blog with you for peta2 month! Sad, I know—but you can always keep in touch by e-mailing me at RachelO@peta2.com and adding me on Facebook! Now let’s get to more of your questions!
Can a person really care about animal rights and still eat meat/wear leather and fur/use products tested on animals?
Some people may think that yes, this is possible, but peta2 and I disagree. Consider this: Anyone can say they care about animals, but if they pay for them to be mutilated, tortured, and killed for a reason as silly as taste buds, lipstick, or a new coat, then how much do they really care? We think eating and wearing animal products is directly participating in the abuse of animals—unfortunately, there’s no way around it.
Luckily for us, buying products that weren’t tested on animals, avoiding fur, leather, and wool, and going vegan have never been easier, with vegan options and alternatives at places like Target, Wal-Mart, Kroger, and more.
We should all remember that as consumers, we have the power to influence corporations that exploit animals. Every time we open up our wallet and pay money for a product, we have a choice; It can be a compassionate one, or one that hurts animals.
How do you feel about loving animals but still eating meat? Do you agree or disagree with me? I’d love to hear your thoughts below.
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