Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The California law protects "any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion,"

The California law protects "any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion, The California law protects “any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion,” – Pig, cow, sheep, horse, dog, what is the difference? If we wat one then surely we can eat the other, right? Well in California the answer is no, you can’t legally eat animals commonly kept as pets.

I can sort of see the reason for the law but surely if an animal is killed within the constraints of humane killing then it should be fair eating.

Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who possesses, imports into, or exports from, this state, sells, buys, gives away, or accepts any carcass or part of any carcass of any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion with the intent of using or having another person use any part of that carcass for food.

(b)Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who possesses, imports into, or exports from, this state, sells, buys, gives away, or accepts any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion with the intent of killing or having another person kill that animal for the purpose of using or having another person use any part of the animal for food.

(c)This section shall not be construed to interfere with the production, marketing, or disposal of any livestock, poultry, fish, shellfish, or any other agricultural commodity produced in this state. Nor shall this section be construed to interfere with the lawful killing of wildlife, or the lawful killing of any other animal under the laws of this state pertaining to game animals.Of course that law is a little ambiguous and from what I read (correct me if I am wrong) it may be legal to kill and eat your own pet?

Let’s put things straight here. The main reason I see no difference between a farm animal and a pet puppy is because I am vegan. In my world all animals are the same and should be treated with utmost respect. Ideally we wouldn’t eat any of them! That’s just my view though and I would love to hear from you about what you think.

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