Interviewed before her appointment by Viva!life, a magazine that campaigns for a vegan world, McCarthy said:
“Progress on animal welfare is being made at the EU level and I feel it is best left to those campaigning groups working there but in the end it comes down to not eating meat or dairy.
“I really believe that meat should be treated in exactly the same way as tobacco with public campaigns to stop people eating it.”
McCarthy also said that in contrast to places like Latin America, in Europe “the constant challenging of the environmental impact of livestock farming is making me more and more militant.”
And just for the giggles…
For her part, McCarthy has tried to calm disagreements. She recently told the BBC’s Farming Today:
“There will be different viewpoints, there will be violent disagreements, but it’s about trying to listen to the evidence, approach things with an open mind – and I am very much prepared to do that.”
Just one problem toots, the sane folks have been having this debate for the last, what? Fifty years? And you guys have taken the profoundly adult approach of sticking your fingers in your ears and shrieking ‘la-la-la’ at the top of your lungs. Not to mention coming up with catchy catch phrases…
Well sure, that’s reasonable. More reasonable debate here.
Let me make something perfectly clear, if you choose to believe that eating meat is bad, fine. I happen to think you’re an idiot who is most likely incapable of rational thought, but I won’t use the power of government to shut you down. In fact I wish it were possible to have the debate Miss Mccarthy claims to want, unfortunately you can’t reason with someone who wasn’t reasoned into their position.
The truth is Veganism is Miss Mccarthy’s religion and like all fanatics* she seeks to usurp the power of the state to impose her beliefs on others. Which is, if you weren’t paying attention, despicable.
*Just to be clear I am not in any way anti-religion, I am however anti fanatic who seeks to impose their views through force, fraud or coercion.