Is it offensive to compare the holocaust with the meat industry?
If you go to any meat production house and replace the animals with jews, that’s exactly what you’ll have; a holocaust. You’ll have a building that exists to dismantle, torment and kill.
A holocaust can be defined as destruction or slaughter on a mass scale.
The germans killed around 6 million jews during the war, and if you add gypsies, ill and other unfortunate people, we’re talking around 12 million.
We kill around 150 billion animals every year.
The WWII holocaust is barely a drip in the bucket when compared to what we do to animals each, and every year.
To this one might still say that comparing animals to humans is offensive, but let me at least ask you why? Why does one have to invalidate the other? The practice is the same. They both suffered horrendously.
If, for instance, you claim that one belittles the other, I can only go back to my original question; why does one invalidate the other?
Do they not both exist? Do/did those involved both not suffer a horrible death?
To me, this seems like nothing more than an invalid argument meant to take focus away from the discussion at hand. It’s not going to work.
Just because humans suffered greatly, does not take away from the fact that animals did and do so as well. There’s enough room in our hearts and minds to encompass both.
Again, this comes back to the question of suffering, namely the ability to suffer.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not human, or you don’t have the same level of intelligence, you can still suffer!
Let me make myself abundantly clear; I do not in any way think it is offensive to compare the jewish holocaust to the animal holocaust.
The jewish holocaust was an incredibly brutal event in history, and nothing can ever take away from that.
The animal holocaust is and continues to be an incredibly brutal, ongoing event that is shaping our history as we speak. It was here long before WWII, and continues to be here today. It needs to be dealt with.
In other words; they are both horrible, and just because I’m pointing out the horrors of one, doesn’t take anything away from the other.
I’m sick of people telling me I don’t care about humans, and that I don’t have my priorities straight. If you really want to get down to the nitty gritty, keep in mind that suffering is the metric to go by. We kill more animals in a single day, than we did jews during the entire war.
Don’t tell me that my priorities are off.
I believe it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said
"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."
For the animals,
Capacity to suffer
Hitler was a vegetarian, right?
Will animals go extinct if the world becomes vegan?