Animals are friends, and I refuse to eat them… It doesn’t matter if they are cute and cuddly or intelligent… Who are we to decide who is cute, cuddly, or intelligent anyway? Our superiority complex as humans proves our moral inferiority. All living creatures, whether man or beast, have an inherent right to live free of fear, harm, and death. To eat them, use their skin, fur, feathers, and flesh, or to enslave them to any and all abuses from circuses to hunting, is to rob them of that very right. Though it is not our “choice” to use or abuse animals, you can choose love over murder. Eating animals funds the killing machine. That is a machine that needs to be shut down forever in the name of Animal Liberation. 100 years from now, few would argue in favor of murdering animals for food. Slaughterhouses and factory farms cannot and will not make these decisions when profit is their motive. We need to call out every last consumer who uses their dollars, euros, yen, etc. to stop the madness. Blades, gas, ropes, chains, grinders, and even hammers, axes, baseball bats, and human hands and feet are used to torture and kill animals, most of whom are just babies. There is no such thing as humane slaughter. When I look into the eyes of an animal, I see a beautiful soul, their innocence, and loving hearts. I would show them the same kindness that I would show to your companion animals that you love at home.