Wespect the Wabbits
My heart went out to the lady in Camden today after discovering her favorite restaurant had rabbit on the menu. Bangor Daily quoted her saying ”“I have a pet bunny who’s the light of our lives,” Andresen said Monday. “He sleeps in bed with me and covers my face with kisses. He’s a member of the family,” she said.
First let me say I am totally jealous, I have tried to get my house bunny Bella to sleep on the bed for years and she just doesn’t like it. She too is box trained and has full run of the house just like so many other lucky bunnies in the US .I also had a boy bunny who was truly the light of my life. Bunnies are great pets if you don’t mind bunny proofing your house and can get over the whole furniture and woodwork thing.
But now that said… Mom always told me you can’t dictate morality. Not that eating bunnies is immoral but you get the idea. Everyone is different and their gonna do what their gonna do. And if you reaaly want to go in the direction of pets on the menu, there are also pet pigs, chickens, goats etc that people love. Up shot is for most folks animals are food. There are even countries that serve dog, horse and cat.
If I were to pitch a fit about bunnies it would be at the folks who buy them because it’s Easter and then stick them in a cage and ignore them. Because she’s right they are social, intellegent funny little creatures.
But I digress, back to the point, I’ve said it before and this just makes me think it again. We are such a society of consumers we have become too removed from where things come from. When we all had farms and animals we raised them and cared for then in humane ways that showed respect. However, we knew that one day they’d be on the table. I still know a farmer today that raises her own meat animals and she is dedicated to giving them a good life.
I do think though that we should be concerned that the food we do raise in the form of animals is treated with respect and kindness…but that another whole can of worms isn’t it…