Recently, 21,000 sheep from Australia ended up in Pakistan. Due to fears of disease, they were all killed, Holocaust style. The video is very graphic. But it shows reality, the truth. I’m not posting this for shock value. I wonder what it would take us humans to change our behavior. There are alternatives to wool, to sheep meat. Do you really need to wear that wool coat or that wool sweater during winter for “fashion?” Animal fur used to signify wealth and status. It still does in many countries around the world, but it now carries a different meaning too. Wearing fur is no longer about being hip. It also means cruelty, and stupidity that people still consider themselves as being “special” if they wear fur. Well, such people are “special” but only in a sense that they relish in the death of another living being so they can look “cool” in the eyes of others.
If one person, then another stops and thinks, then changes their behavior, then we can all shift the way the world “works.” There was a time slavery was considered “normal.” Not so now, although slavery still exists today in 2012. But because one person, then another started to think differently about slavery that we now have majority of the people on this planet that want an end to slavery. The same can happen with nuclear power plants, and shipping off living beings on a ship to other countries like “slaves.” Humans think they are superior and so the idea of “asking” what a sheep would want is beyond comprehension. I wonder how such people that think like that would feel if they were treated like sheep and other animals and shipped off nilly willy across oceans, only to have their throat slashed not completely so they die a slow death. That’s what’s happening in the world today, and that’s what we humans do.