Erika Sörengård says in a letter to the editor on the DN View, is that we can eat the Swedish julskinkan with a good conscience.
Would she be willing to expose a dog or a cat for the same ratio as the pigs in Sweden get to experience? She would lock the cat Maja or dog Charlie throughout their life in a box with a concrete floor?
There they would live a meaningless life but never get to see the sun. This is the life that pigs in Sweden are exposed to, with the exception of the few percent of organic pigs have something better.
between a cat, a dog or a pig. The fact is that animals share many of the characteristics we humans have – they can feel joy and fear, pain and pleasure, belonging and grief.
Etologiprofessorn Per Jensen writes in his recently published book, ”Animal emotions”: ”the Research has emphatically shown that it is not possible any sharp distinction between our own perception of the environment and the one we find in other animals”.
Fortunately, there are delicious and nutritious cuisine based on ingredients from the plant kingdom. Much of it is produced by the talented Swedish farmers and also is better for the environment and health.
, and my palates, the dimensions great of a christmas dinner with delights built on food that does not involve killing or exploitation of sentient beings. More and more of us will find the place in these days.