Many people I talk to think there is no problem with consuming animals as long as they are from “humane” or “free range” farms. I think this myth is perpetuated by many of the large animal welfare groups. For example, Animals Australia wasted a huge opportunity recently with the whole “Live Export” issue. After airing the appalling footage of the treatment of cows in Indonesia, 200,000 Australians were upset enough to contact their MP’s. Imagine if Animals Australia had spent their time and money telling people “Stop All Animal Use—Go Vegan” instead of “Stop Animal Cruelty to Australian Cows in Indonesia—Ban Live Export”. We could have thousands and thousands more vegans in Australia right now!
~ Heidi Woodruff (November 4, 2011)