Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thoughts on Cecil
This week, there has been a lot of outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion, a treasure to the land of Zimbabwe. I hear that outrage. I feel that outrage. I think it is sickening that anyone could think it's okay to kill any animal for fun. This poor lion, shot with a bow and arrow, then lured off his sanctuary and killed, did not deserve to die. Here are a few thoughts I have about this, though.
Yes, it sucks that Cecil is gone. Yes, it sucks that someone killed him ending his life. But, there are so many animals that are killed on a daily basis - for your food, for your clothes, for your makeup and hair care products. Do they deserve to die? No.
We all, especially non-vegans, need to ask ourselves what we can do to end those unnecessary killings. What can you do to stop that cow from dying? What can you do to stop that shark from being used for your makeup or facial cleanser? What can you do to stop that horse from being used for your glue?
The answer is simple: Go vegan. Every single one of you who is outraged by Cecil's death - Go Vegan. Every single one of you who is outraged by global warming - Go Vegan. Every single one of you who is outraged by the death of innocent animals killed for your food - Go Vegan. Every single one of you who has ever looked into the eyes of your dog, cat, or other companion animal and felt love and compassion - Go Vegan. Because that is the best way to end the senseless killing and death of so many other animals around the world.