The secret to going cruelty-free
It takes genuine compassion to stand up for animals in the world we live in today. Here at peta2, we do everything we can to inspire a kind and cruelty-free lifestyle, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. For that exact reason, Josh Scogin of The Chariot sat down to talk with peta2 about cruelty to animals.
“There’s no point in animal cruelty,” Scogin tells us, going on to explain how shocked he is that the human species has yet to progress past its cruel and barbaric ways of treating animals.
From animal testing to factory farming, giant corporations are still putting profit above anything else, leaving countless animals to suffer. Every year, millions of animals are poisoned and killed in laboratories—innocent victims sacrificed for unnecessary product tests. Factory farms—farming systems created to produce as much meat and as many dairy products as possible by any means necessary—are still severely crowded, diseased, and horrifyingly cruel environments. (Animal agriculture is also one of the leading causes of greenhouse-gas emissions in the world.)
Of course, companies don’t want the public to know what goes on behind closed doors. So we’re caught up in this state of blissful ignorance because it’s easier than learning about what’s really going on out there—and the animals are the ones who end up paying the price. Scogin believes in raising awareness to reach those people who aren’t into animal rights. And we back that, of course, because that’s what we’re here to do!
This self-imposed ignorance is slowly changing, though, thanks to awesome dudes like Josh Scogin and the many compassionate individuals, journalists, and celebrities who are speaking out for animals.