A Dog For No Reason comic for 25 August 2013, for n3rdabl3.co.uk
Joke’s on me; we haven’t been able to afford to buy a chicken to roast for months.
Also, I couldn’t fit it in so here’s a DIRECTOR’S CUT exchange of dialogue that didn’t make it into the comic:
Chicken: ”Oh what, that old ‘lions eat meat, why can’t I?’ crap? Lions don’t farm meat in a globally unsustainable way, or have a population of 7 billion worldwide that will never be fed if we rely on meat to feed them.”
Thom: “No, it’s not that exactly. I agree that humans are uniquely positioned to minimise killing by dint of their ability to manufacture alternatives. And that the culture of eating meat widely and regularly is unsustainable. I just think that there’s a logical contradiction at the heart of the argument: that humans are both too animal to eat other animals, and too human to not know better. And furthermore, that relies too much on a myth of absolute human rationality that has arguably caused more harm than good since the Enlightenment. Not to mention the idea that veganism in particular has a tendency to become a competition in ideological purity amongst its proponents, in a manner that, at worst, can ignore pragmatism and fail in the mitigation of harm to animals by seeking the unrealistic prospect of its outright elimination.”
Wow, whyever would I have not included that in the comic!!!