/' http-equiv='refresh'/> Vegan Outreach Lincoln and East Midlands: Kate Middleton Not Shooting On Boxing Day.......So What?


Kate Middleton Not Shooting On Boxing Day.......So What?

Apparently Kate Middleton (or Windsor) wont be shooting on the traditional royal family boxing day hunt. So what? There are varying opinions on whether it is to avoid controversy amongst animal welfare advocates or as a friend of the Duchess told the press the decision not to shoot at Sandringham "has more to do with tradition than anything else" because "ladies do not hold the gun during a shoot."

PETA are (of course) saying the decision was made because they sent her a letter telling her how cruel shooting is. Remember this is hardly Kate giving up shooting all together but likely trying to keep her carefully managed image intact, the British public wouldn't like to see her kill a pheasant. Why should there be anymore of a problem seeing her kill an animal than there is that she consumes and uses animals. It's another example of moral schizophrenia.

It is two days away from Christmas when 10 million Turkeys are killed just for the UK market. That's just one non-human animal, don't forget the butter people put on their vegetables, the milk they cook their bread sauce with, the angels or devils on horseback, the list goes on and on. Nowhere on PETA UK's front page is anything about this bigger picture. For those of us who care about the use and abuse of all non-humans Christmas can be a very sobering time of year (obviously their use is constant but tends to be heavier still at Christmas). The most ethical thing you can do on Christmas day is to make it cruelty free (aka VEGAN). Check out our recipe pages for some ideas.


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