Truly “Never Again!” – A thought for your next barbecue

Sharon shared this “brutally honest” piece about meat-eating:

Devries also interviews a Holocaust survivor, who describes how he visited the death camps where his family was exterminated and was struck by the piles of hair, glasses and boots.

“Years later I visited a slaughterhouse in the US and there again I saw piles of hearts and hooves … and I got to thinking about the highly efficient and dispassionate process used in both cases, that the perpetrators felt no guilt … that my fellow Jews were transported in cattle cars.”

The survivor concluded: “It made me realise the slogan we’d been using, ‘never again’, was not really about what others shouldn’t do to us.”

The idea of a holocaust on your plate has been controversially used by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in its ad campaigns, as well as by writers such as Nobel Prize laureates J. M. Coetzee and Isaac Bashevis Singer, who was Jewish, who wrote in his story The Letter Writer: “In relation to [animals], all people are Nazis; for the animals, it is an eternal Treblinka.”

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Shall we remove that holocaust on our plates and replace it with compassion?

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