Growing up and even now I have learned in depth about wild animals and other creatures. But when I learned about farm animals and other commonly eaten animals I was taught “milk comes from cows!” “chickens lay eggs!” very basic facts about how we consume and use them. When really these animals are so interesting and are not just “dumb” or “food” animals. People disconnect themselves from these animals so they feel less guilty when eating them.

These kinds of posts make me feel like it’s a contest to see who deserves basic decency. Kinda really bugs me.

Then again, seeing stuff like this before I was vegan probably helped me relearn the very common knowledge that animals have traits and nuances. Idk.

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