Labelling the animal products in the corpse aisles. Stickers by Evolve Campaigns. You can get them sent to you or download and print off yourself for free. See here for info: www.tiny.cc/bgvj9w
Yo, while I fully advocate the fact that you’re allowed to do what you want to do and believe what you want to do, this is kind of unnecessary?
There are a lot of ways to make more helpful changes when it comes to the rights of animals, placing stickers which only INCONVENIENCES the workers who are already underpaid because they have to REMOVE them. They don’t get paid enough to do their jobs as it is, and you’re just making it harder. And you know if they can’t remove them the product just gets thrown out because they can’t sell something like that to the public. Basic marketing is to never guilt your customers, y’know???
Plus, I guarantee you, as a red-blooded carnivore, I do not give a fuck what some sticker on a Saintsbury’s bacon packaging is trying to guilt me to do. I want my g-dang bacon bits and I want them now.
There are plenty of organizations, NGOs and civil societies you can join and actually work with to better realize the rights of animals, but making a worker’s job harder and attempting to guilt people through a wee sticker is a laughable attempt at activism.
I love how it’s always BABY ANIMALS
Yeah son everyone knows the best way to make a pork steak is to slaughter 10 baby pigs and mash all that meat together for sure
That aside, if you think any food you eat is innocent, you’re wrong. Unless you’re growing all of your own fruits and veggies and nuts in your own backyard, you’re supporting the abuse of someone or something at some level. We bemoan the chicks and baby ducks and piglets that get slaughtered, but do we ever think about the animals who lose their lives to harvesters or turbines? How about the fact that just planting fields of crops for our veggies takes away another animal’s environment?
If you’re buying imported food (that would be most if not all of your non-regional or seasonal crops), do you know where it came from? What about the conditions in the farms for the human workers? How much were they paid? What sort of hours did they work?
You can feel like a big, smug woman slapping stickers onto meat packages, but you’re doing nothing. You are literally doing the opposite of activism. REAL activism is hard work and takes time. It means having achievable goals and steady methods. ”No one should ever eat meat again because it’s horrible” is not a realistic goal. I could give you a million reasons why (meat is a protein many people rely on, meat is, religiously and culturally, a staple of many diets, meat tastes good), but we’d be here forever.
Instead, I think we should focus on changing the method in which animals are kept, raised, and slaughtered. You might argue that there is no way to humanely slaughter anything, but that’s neither here nor there. Animals are slaughtered, and animals will never stop being slaughtered, and that’s the reality we face. As an omnivore myself, I would gladly pay an extra few dollars for meat knowing the animal was treated well when it was alive and died with dignity. THAT is an achievable goal.
Lastly, shame on you. Honestly. The only people these stickers are going to effect are going to be the workers who have to peel them off, because (and I speak from experience, here) people who buy meat already know where it comes from. You’re not enlightening them or telling them anything they didn’t already know. We’re not five years old. We know how our meat got on our table.
Bottom line: I suspect you get angry when people harass you for being vegan. Show omnivores the same respect, and stop harassing us in return. Respect goes both ways, compadre.
Balance is everything, people. You can be vegan and spread the word without being a ecologically/economically destructive asshole. You can be an omnivore without making animals suffer for your food. It just takes a little effort.
Plus, our meat isnt “reduced to just a bar-code” No, those animals are now food. they help us sustain our health and gain energy. they are not going to waste. You know what would be wasteful? if those animals were to go to waste. Like, if for some reason those stupid stickers did what you want them to do and people stopped buying the meat. That meat goes to waste and that animal died for nothing.
Meat is one of the things humans are designed to eat, it is your choice not to eat it, it is my choice to eat it. It’s natural for people to eat meat. It’s not like we are sheep that suddenly got the taste for blood. And I don’t see you out there in the wild protesting a pack of wolves killing other animals for food.
Not only this, but tampering with the packaging of ANY food product can be (at least in Canada) considered a criminal offence. In addition to employees having to remove the stickers, the companies lose money on damaged packaging, which leads to wasted product, which in turn leads to increased orders, and increased prices to consumers.
Thanks for making my bacon more expensive.