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Monday, October 24, 2011

Pigs, lovely pigs.

These two residents of Saanich were enjoying a weekend, just like most of us, involving lots of naps and snacks.


Paul said...

Oink! I love pigs, since I was a boy. Much smarter than most people think and when they die you can have a bacon sandwich. Sorry I am not overly sentimental.

Dean Lewis said...

'Happy as a pig in slop'
We (humanity) truly has a conflicted relationship with animals when you consider how we empathize and relate to them as fellow sentient beings, and at the same time raise them for slaughter in industrial mass-numbers fashion, we choose to abandon or act against our sentimentality as Paul says.

Meat seems to be an absolute necessity for our survival, but is it really? I enjoy meat ..a lot, but at the same time see the wisdom in these words:
"Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
~ Albert Einstein

Fern said...

Well put Dean Lewis, thank you. The quote is very thought provoking and becomes more and more valid all the time I think.