Saturday 18 November 2017

Lorraine Courtney: Why a quiet revolution is taking place in what we eat

Beyonce recently announced she and husband Jay-Z are going vegan temporarily
Beyonce recently announced she and husband Jay-Z are going vegan temporarily

Lorraine Courtney

'IF you have access to YouTube, you should click on to what is called 'The video the meat industry doesn't want you to see,' singer Morrissey recently told his followers. "If this doesn't affect you in a moral sense then you're probably granite. I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder."

It's not entirely surprising for the man whose 1985 song 'Meat is Murder' featured the actual sounds of cows being led to slaughter and turned a generation vegetarian.

Animal rights stories have been prominent in the news recently. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, announced funding of €1.8m to organisations involved in animal care and welfare services throughout the country. After a video was circulated on social media sites, outrage from consumers inspired brands like Next, Topshop, M&S, H&M, Calvin Klein and Whistles to suspend their sourcing of angora products.

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