Sources for Understanding Animal Rights Debate in Australia
June 14, 2011 1:57 PM Subscribe
I want to learn more about the animal rights issue in Australia in the context of animals being raised for slaughter. Where do I start?
posted by vidur to Pets & Animals (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This has been prompted by Australia's recent ban
on export of live cattle to Indonesia. I do have some general knowledge about animal rights issues, but whatever I've read has usually been in the context of cruel practices in sports, entertainment or science etc. I don't think I've had any exposure to the debate in the context of animals that are being raised specifically for meat production.
I guess I'm having some difficulty in reconciling "don't be cruel to animals" with "but kill them for my food anyway". I do, however, understand the issue of "don't execute criminals in a cruel way", but that is in a different mental category for me.
I would appreciate inputs for more reading material (not videos) on this, and if it is in the Australian context, that would be even better.