Some people just don't "get it." They just don't make the connection. Maybe it never passes their mind, or for some reason they feel that some animals are worth having compassion for, while others are not. But when I see something like I saw in the local paper this morning, it really makes shows just how much people are out of tune with what is going on with animals and their own dietary choices.
In the Daytona Beach News Journal this morning I was perusing the "happenings" list to see what events are going on around town (see the list here).
About half way down the page I come to an event titled "Eat and Help Animals." Okay, now this is something I can get into, it has to be based on vegetarianism if eating and helping animals is involved. So I read on...
"Rescued Hearts Animal Shelter will have a lunchtime fundraiser at the Ormond Beach Outback Steakhouse on June 12. A full meal with beverage is $10. For tickets call, 386-566-3734."
Sigh. So what this animal shelter is doing is trading one animal for another. They are promoting having compassion and helping certain animals... as they invite you to dine on others.
That's not the way it is supposed to work.
I did a quick search to see if the group had a site and they do, here. Looks like they help the usual cat and dog animal population.
The title for the event should have been "Eat and Help Cats & Dogs," not animals. You can never dine on steak cows (assuming they are eating meat because it's a steakhouse that is not vegan friendly) and help "animals."
Yes, I will be dropping them a note to share this post with them.