This is a very simply test to check if you are an animal advocate or not. When you walk or drive past a butcher’s shop front do you:
- See the cut up carcass of a dead animal or
- See meat to eat?
When you are watching television and you see a cook cutting up a chicken do you:
- See the flesh of an animal corpse being cut up
- See a chicken being prepared for cooking?
If you chose (1) in both cases you are likely to be an animal advocate. This is a personal test. I see (1) but it was not always that way. I have only been like this for the last five years or so.
By ‘animal advocate’ I mean someone who is genuinely concerned with the welfare of animals. I don’t believe that an animal advocate has to be a vegetarian but it certainly make sense if the person is. It also indicates a more consistent personal approach to animal welfare.
Update: I mistakenly typed (2) for me when I meant (1)! And I also mistakenly typed (2) at the beginning! Bad.