I am very passionate about the rights of animals – while I understand the need to kill animals for food in order to survive, I do not agree with the mass killing of animals in the name of commercialism. I don’t agree with killing living beings to make shoes, handbags and other things that we could easily do without.
I recently watched a brilliant video on TED, where Andres Forgacs talks about how we can have leather and meat readily available, without the killing of animals.
I strongly urge you to watch this video – its inspirational, educational and gives hope for the animals of the future.
Andras states “animals are not materials, they are living beings“. this is so true, and as he says himself “By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world’s population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods. Maintaining this herd will take a huge, potentially unsustainable toll on the planet. What if there were a different way?”
From the page : In this eye-opening talk, tissue engineering advocate Andras Forgacs argues that biofabricating meat and leather is a civilized way to move past killing animals for hamburgers and handbags. Andras Forgacs produces animal products — meat and leather — without the animal.