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Video gone Viral

16 Apr

I was recently scrolling through my facebook timeline when I came across a video that had been shared by one of my facebook friends. Her comment above the video was, “Oh my gosh… I’m going vegan.” I chose to watch the video and it was honestly appalling. I was outraged that this kind of thing is going viral. It has 6,872 likes on facebook and over 96,000 shares. These are the people we’re letting tell our story?  I went on to investigate more into this video which from the comments is a lot more than most viewers did. When I googled this video I was directed to a website entitled meat.org a website ran by “peta2” I dug a little deeper and found the mission statement of this group. Their mission statement: “We believe that it’s wrong to hurt animals. They aren’t dinner or clothing or anything else for us to use—they’re individuals who can feel pain and suffer, just like us. YOU hold the power to make a huge difference for them, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Free for all!”  These are the people we’re letting the world believe. This group is targeting the youth of our country, they claim in their “about me” to be “the largest youth animal rights group in the world.” The more posts I read from them the more frustrating it got.  Because of this video I’ve decided to dedicate the next couple of blog posts I do to the misconceptions of agriculture.