We see dominance and a cruel disregard for a confused and terrified animal.
What about you – what’s in your eyes when you look at animals? Do you show respect for them as the sentient individuals they are, or do you see them as mere “things” for us to use as we please?
This sad image shows a hopeless bull who has been repeatedly stabbed for our entertainment, bleeding from his mouth and imploring his torturer for mercy.
Frankly, this is a disgraceful scene for a society that considers itself “civilized”.
But, here’s the question: How is this any different from what we do to the countless billions of other animals exploited and killed for meat, dairy and eggs?
We may not see images of those individuals on the neatly packaged animal products we buy in the store, showing them begging for their lives at the slaughterhouse. But we pay for that violence against those individuals all the same whenever we consume animal products , whether we actually see it or not.
It may be less obvious only because eating and using animals is so normalized all over the world, and most people (who would never harm an animal themselves) are just continuing their socially adopted habits of consuming these products.
But, we don’t require ONE SINGLE GRAM of animal foods for our health. Eating a sensible 100% plant-based vegan diet is nutritionally adequate, very healthy and appropriate for anyone.
So, we really have no excuse for imposing so much suffering and death on any of these animals – neither a poor bull like the one pictured here, nor the billions of other cows, chickens, pigs, fish, sheep, and other animals used for food.
In addition, animal agriculture is an unsustainable global environmental disaster of epic proportions.
Please open your eyes to the ethical and environmental implications of your daily choices, and go vegan. If you believe it’s wrong to unnecessarily harm animals like this bull, then going vegan is the only logical thing to do – for all animals.