Mad cow murders are unjust

Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 12, 2004 at 10:58 p.m.

According to recent reports, plans are afoot to sacrifice entire herds of cattle because one amongst them may or may not have contracted the "mad cow disease."

Why must we annihilate diseased cows? Why can't we merely isolate them and let them be and refrain from eating them and let them live out their natural lives? We do this routinely with other animals like horses - it is called putting them to pasture.

I think the answer is obvious - human greed. If we do not undertake a systematic and supervised slaughter of these innocent creations of God, there will be some unscrupulous cattleman out there who will try to slip them into the meat market.

Once, when I ordered a hamburger and fries at a fast-food joint, my friend asked me: "Isn't eating beef against your religion?" I said: "The Hindus in India do not eat beef because they believe they would be eating their ancestors. But over here, I am eating your ancestors and I don't personally give a hoot about your grandpa!"

Jokes aside, whereas I made an informed, albeit not necessarily intelligent, choice of eating beef, the American cows in fact do eat their ancestors because dead cow meat is mixed in with their feed. This perverted practice of feeding dead animal protein of their own kind to herbivores without their consent or knowledge is an abomination unto God. Therefore, the lurking danger of dying a painful death by eating diseased beef is but a kind punishment for a society that engages in such disgusting practices.

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