Scarlet ribbon day for defenceless animals 

TOMORROW many people will wear a white ribbon to show they condemn violence to women – but there are other victims of violence who deserve to be remembered too. For them I propose a Scarlet Ribbon Day. 

Each year a staggering 65 billion gentle and defenceless animals are violently slaughtered for nothing but the taste of their flesh, milk and eggs. 

If it’s wrong to be violent to women, how can it be right to be violent to other sentient beings who have the same capacity 

for suffering and are equally defenceless and vulnerable? 

Given that we have no requirement for animal products in our diet, the fact that these animals are killed for food in no way justifies this violence. 

Why scarlet ribbons? To represent the blood of all the violently – and needlessly – slain animals. 

JENNY MOXHAM

MONBULK, VICTORIA

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