What do Harambe, the gorilla shot on Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo, and chicken have to do with one another?
Well, according to writer Dylan Matthews a lot.
In a piece published yesterday on Vox, Mattews writes, “Animals are conscious beings capable of feeling pleasure and pain, and it is good to empathize with them and their needs” and for this reason we all feel bad Harambe was shot.
But we should also feel bad about all the chicken we eat.
Mattews explains that over 8.5 billion broiler chickens are killed a year just so folks can eat them.
And most of those chickens were tortured.
So to summarize.
Shooting a gorilla that’s harming a child is bad.
But eating chickens is just as bad if not worse.
I don’t get it.
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