I read the article @robert linked. I have a lot of respect for animal rights activist. But this behavior is what turns people off. It’s not enough to picket, they want to tell the owners what to do with their property. They want them to turn their farm into an animal sanctuary. Are they going to fund this undertaking?
My sister is a vegetarian for religious reasons. She wouldn’t even eat eggs for a long time, because they were fertilized. She would only eat cheese made w/vegetable or microbial rennet. But, she has never stood on a soapbox preaching to us about what we should do. She is comfortable with her choice and figures everybody else has their karma.
We all have our way of dealing with these things. I won’t buy a pet. The pound is too full of unwanted animals. I’m trying to stay away from conventionally raised pork. The treatment of the pigs bothers me. But my husband still loves his ribs & such. So when I’m picking up food and he asks for something with bacon or whatever I get it for him.
Are they right or wrong? Am I a hypocrite? I don’t know. It’s a tough one.