From a recent blog entry from the Kansas Grains animal ag site I found this summation about the "Animal Rights Agenda":
oil, onions, spices as what happened to this beautiful tuxedo feline Navarro. In fact most people were horrified about the intended "cruelty" and disgusted by the idea of cat eating... But what exactly is so different between a cat and a bird? Or a dog and a pig?
Melanie Joy's book Why We Love Dogs, Wear Cows and Eat Pigs explores this phenomenon and identifies it as "carnism". "Carnism is the name I’ve given to the belief system, or ideology, in which it’s considered ethical and appropriate to eat (certain) animals." So I suppose all people who eat meat are carnists and in a broader sense, all those who use animals in general are "speciesists".
So... If you use animals - If you eat animals - at least you now know what to tag these nasty habits as...
But if you've done the critical thinking... If you've broken free from archaic ignorance - Take joy to call yourself a: