day 141: what happened to babe
Yesterday in the shop when stocking up on food I certainly found proof that the festivities aren’t fun for everyone. I was a bit surprised that they sell whole piglets with the head and everything, but then I was too busy trying to take a picture to think too much about it. By the way, I’m sorry about the title, but sometimes I just can’t help it with the sarcasm. After all, you can either laugh or cry about it and laughing is probably healthier in the long run. For those of you who don’t know it: “Babe” was a film featuring a cute little piglet. It also reminds me of an album of Client that starts with the line “Life is cruel and then you die” which is awfully fitting for many situations, including this one. Sarcasm like this just proves that I’ve lived in England too long. There it’s very common to just make fun of the things that are beyond your control. Why let such things ruin the fun of it all?
Personally I actually find it quite good that you can find this in the meat section here. I have less of a problem with people who eat the little piglet anyway. My beef (excuse the bad pun) is with people who are entirely disconnected from the fact that their dinner cost the life of an animal. I precisely mean people who get squeamish about this sort of thing, but still eat meat since they don’t want to connect the dots. We all can decide how we live our lives and I think it’s important to remember that someone somewhere always pays for our lifestyle choices. It doesn’t have to be about the little piglet that died to be our dinner, it can just as well be about the electronic garbage that gets shipped illegally from the US, the UK, Germany, Italy and other countries to for example Ghana making it nothing more than a landfill for the richer countries. Awareness is key.
I hope this didn’t ruin your dinner … I myself will be grateful to a duck tonight. Happy New Year!