They say that truth is stranger than fiction. This is very true, particularly as it pertains to a recent uproar over animal rights in Lincolnshire, England; this is documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
What Happened in Lincolnshire?
A group of approximately 200 vegans with “Meat the Victim” decided to raise concerns to a farmer about animal rights. Now, some people may view this as a noble cause; regardless, the manner in which the vegans went about proving their point turned out to be completely counterproductive.
Sadly, in the vegans’ quest to champion for animals, they wound up harming the piglets which they supposedly cared about. Sylvia Hook, the farmer who was targeted by the vegans, provided additional insight into exactly what happened:
“About 50 of them all piled into a farrowing house, immediately the sows are jumping up and down. It’s caused the death of two young piglets through being squashed and two other piglets I’ve had to be taken away to get up and running again. The sows were very stressed initially with all the noise and the commotion, jumping up and down, squashing piglets, causing general havoc. They were picking piglets up, cuddling them – there was a lot of screaming going on. Piglets don’t want to be cuddled. Then unfortunately, they were putting the piglets back in the wrong pens.”
The Moral of the Story
There is no doubt that this story is unfortunate. However, there should be a lesson in this. Virtual signaling and forcing your ways of life upon others can have unintended, unforeseen consequences. Had the vegans not targeted Hook, the piglets which were killed would still be alive today.
Virtual signaling does not automatically bestow you with the moral high ground. When it’s all said and done, that’s the most important point of all.
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Think about where you’re sat right now, reading this. Now imagine there are prison bars around you. You can’t move from where you are right now. You can’t even turn around. You’re trapped. This is your life now. There’s no escape. This is what we do. This is what we do for bacon. Sometimes there are no words. I’m so sorry. Today, Lincolnshire, the first ever #meatthevictims event in the UK. Footage: @kevyn269
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Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.