I love animals. I really really do. All kinds. Every shape and size. And I married an animal lover. And my husband WORKS for an animal lover. I wish I could fill my house with pets. We have limited ourselves to one cat although Gary is lobbying for a kitten of his own. If he would let me, I'd bring home all sorts of animals from local shelters.
When I was in college, I was the Vice-President for the Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. I was their token meat-eater. I only eat poultry and fish. But I believe it is natural for human beings to eat meat. I have a master's in anthropology which has made me thoughtful about things like that. We are built to consume protein. And other animals eat protein as well. I think a lot of the problem comes from how we get our meat. Since our meat products are produced on a mass scale, it makes it difficult to do it humanely.
Anyway, today I was looking at PETA's website to look up a certain cosmetics company and I was surprised to see that there is an IAMS boycott going on. If you have pets, you may be familiar with IAMS. Anyway, they are evidently big animal testers. I feed Toulouse Science Diet and I'm not sure about their testing policies. I don't believe in feeding your pets vegetarian food so I am not prepared to go that route. But I definitely wanted to get the word out to boycott IAMS.
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You know, I think Dr. Seuss had a big effect on me when I was younger because two quotes always stick out in my head:
"I speak for the trees!"
"A person's a person no matter how small."
I feel the same way about animals.