I got a bit steamed up the other day when this pic appeared in my Facebook newsfeed.
The post said that this is what meat looked like a few days after slaughter. There sure were a lot of comments posted and 95% of them were exactly what I was thinking.
Here’s the original photo:
As you know I’m vegan but I’m going to be the first to say:
THIS PHOTO IS SCAREMONGERING.
If the meat were left out in the warm, then yes, it does start to rot, or if it is “hung” as in the case of wild game, then yes, it will start to rot. But meat that is processed for human consumption, kept under refrigeration, butchered and packaged immediately does not rot as quickly as it has been made out to do.
This is going out to a world audience, the posting page, who is from the USA where perhaps the process from kill to package is not as quick and where nitrates and preservatives are used to give meat a much longer shelf-life is commonplace, should realize that not all countries use this method.
I am not condoning the meat industry one little bit, but the way I see it, images such as this give vegans a bad name. Not one meat eater will be turned off meat by this type of image, as proven by the comments. Meat eaters are masters at telling lies to themselves, coming up with insane excuses and are extremely defensive when confronted by this type.
Instead, we vegans and vegetarians should be leading by example, encouraging meat-eaters to watch documentaries such as Earthlings and promoting things like Meatless Mondays.
And as for the posting page? Not only was the photo not the best one to post, but the replies to the non-believers of the image were not in good taste ….. hahaha, bit like the meat!!!