Activists slam meat producers
| March 29, 2012
have been likened to terrorists by animal activists taking part in a debate at a
the Melbourne Town Hall last week.*
Arguing in support of the proposition
"animals should be off the menu", 2007 Victorian of the Year Philip Wollen
described meat producers as "rogue states" and carnivorous dining tables as part
of an "axis of evil".
"Weapons of mass destruction are our knives and
forks," Mr Wollen said.
"Every morsel of meat we eat is slapping the
tear-stained face of a hungry child."
Mr Wollen joined animal
liberationist Peter Singer in criticising the livestock industry.
called meat "the new asbestos, more murderous than tobacco", and declared animal
rights "the greatest social justice issue since the abolition of slavery".
Former Sheepmeat Council of Australia
president Kate Joseph said city dwellers swayed by arguments against eating meat
were out of touch with reality.