Does it woof or does it cluck?
What’s Yum to me and Yuck to you….
Depends on what you think is food!
Lots of different food has animals in it. We eat chicken, cows, sheep, fish…
But do we eat dogs and cats?
Of course not!
We live with them, walk them, snuggle them, play with them –
We even clean up their poop!
But did you know that in some countries, people DO eat cats and dogs?
That’s right! In Korea and Vietnam they even have dog meat festivals!
And in France and Switzerland, you can eat horse meat!
And then in some countries, they don’t eat the animals we eat.
In India, people don’t eat cows.
And in Saudi Arabia, they don’t eat pigs!
But why is it that for us, cats and dogs are the the lucky ones?
Seems pretty random, doesn’t it?
Especially when you know that cows are friendly animals and love to be petted too!
And pigs are just as smart as dogs, even smarter!
So isn’t it strange that you can pet your dog with one hand… and eat a pork chop with the other?
It seems that what we think is YUM or YUCK is pretty random!
Of course, nobody likes to see dogs or cats get hurt.
Nobody wants to hurt animals!
And just like dogs and cats, no animal wants to be hurt.
They want to live, play, and be happy, just like you and me!
But when we eat chicken, pigs, cows, sheep, fish, they do get hurt to be put on our dinner plate. And a lot of the time, they don’t ever get to be happy, or even play outside!
But here’s the good news:
You have a choice. You don’t have to eat ANY animals!
Of course, you can still have burgers and nuggets, all the foods and treats you love.
And no animals have to be hurt to make them! There are SO many delicious non-meat and non-dairy options for you to try!
And guess what?
Not eating animals is super healthy for you!
And it’s good for the environment too.
But best of all? It’s GREAT for animals!
So instead of saying that a cat is YUCK but a cow is YUM?
Animals should live, play and have fun!