'Garbled' letter misses the point on Dinmore protest
IN HER garbled letter (Vegetarianism "empty talk" compared to African issues, QT 12/4), Glenda Carroll suggests that rather than holding vigils at Dinmore's meatworks, protesters should, instead, hold sit-ins at fisheries since "carbon emissions from fisheries rose by 28 per cent between 1991 and 2011".
Glenda, the protesters were drawing attention to the unjustified and needless killing of animals for food - not the carbon emissions caused by animal industries.
And, yes, the animals we kill truly are intelligent, sensitive, emotional beings. Researchers have found that not only can cows figure out problems, they also enjoy an intellectual challenge and get excited when they find a solution.
Cows mourn the deaths of those they love, even shedding tears over their loss.
Like all animals, cows value their lives and don't want to be killed. Stories abound of cows who have gone to extraordinary lengths to escape slaughter.
One leapt over a 1.52m gate and another leapt into a river. I find it surprising, Glenda, that as a Christian - a follower of the Prince of Peace - you so fiercely support the violence that is being inflicted on so many of God's peaceful creatures in our slaughterhouses.