A couple of years ago the internet was buzzing about the low information animal lover who chastised hunters for killing animals when they could simply go to the store to buy meat were it was made without harming any animals. Link and source of clip photo.
Not to be outdone, the Brits have their share of loons, too. Seems that a school wanted to teach students where food comes from, so they acquired three little pigs that would be fed and raised by the children and eventually taken to market. See BBC.
So far so good. But then some animal rights movement got an petition and email campaign going which bombarded the school administrators with emails protesting this worthwhile lesson. See Arbroath:
Liza Moore, head of Colchester Animal Defenders, encouraged people to call the school to voice their concerns but distanced herself from any abusive comments. She criticised the school: "They are desensitising the children and teaching them that pigs are lesser beings than us, and that is not right. All beings are equal, that is how we feel as vegans. We don't think schools should push meat as a healthy food option, especially in light of the horsemeat issue."
"All being are equal." Hmm. Americans aren't the only ones living in a fairy tale. It must take a special kind of self hatred to want to upend the food chain.
Oh, just so you know, no animals were harmed by the making of this blog post.