For bad pranks and jokes today, I wish eating a baby leg was one of them. Unfortunately this is a grim reality, and during Easter many animals are killed in the name of a religious festival.
Culturally I believe the majority of people have no connection to the religious stories behind Easter. The ‘fact’ Jesus was crucified for our sins, died, three days later he was resurrected, rolled the stone away from his tomb and assended to heaven. Not to forget the 40 days of lent forgoing your favourite treats such as chocolate? For the majority I believe it’s a time for feasting, eating too much chocolate, being with family, welcoming spring and going on Easter egg hunts or wearing bunny ears for a laugh… But there is nothing funny about Easter.
Easter is a time of increased animal exploitation. Baby lambs are killed after 2-5 months of life, chicken eggs are used in baking cakes and sweet treats, milk is used in chocolate Easter eggs, pigs are used for meat and cooked with a honey glaze for Easter lunch. Easter is a covered in the blood of animals and it does not celebrate or rejoice the wonders of life, but to exploit animals for corrupt, evil and unforgiving industries to make money.
Those who support these industries by purchasing animal products, are just as thoughtless, selfish and ignorant as those who operate the companies who produce the products. All I ask is that you think about what you are buying into… cruelty, rape and murder.
Advertising and websites for Easter?
Below are screen shots from the websites of main food retailers in the UK and how they represent Easter in their shops…
Asda – ‘Spring’s our thing’. Well, Im very sure those little lambs aren’t springing around anymore.
Tesco – ‘Have a cracking Easter’, ‘Helen’s homecoming lamb’ and ‘Easter fun for the kids’, a true campaign to get the whole family involved in animal exploitation.
Waitrose – That ‘Easter Sunday Roast’ is devoted to the death of a defenceless animal.
Lidl – ‘Spring Spotters’ and ‘Easter Essentials’ are to consume the carcass of a young baby and consume chocolate which contains the milk from a species that isn’t yours.
Aldi – ‘Fresh Meat’ and ‘Excited for Easter?’ I welcome anyone to slaughter their own animal for Easter lunch and tell me how excited they are to have blood on their hands?
It is the season for murdering…?
Jews and many Christians do not eat pork because it is considered an unclean animal. The Law of Moses strictly ruled out eating pork so surely this is exceptionally conflicting to eat ham at Easter. Don’t you think? I wonder why eating pig has become part of an Easter tradition? Money and consumer driven I suppose?
In regards to what Jesus thought about pigs, he himself was happy to save the life of a ‘demon-posessed man’ by casting out his demons into a large herd of pigs, which then ran into a lake to drown. Not very compassionate and caring if you ask me. I welcome you to read the bible passage below:
The Demons and the Pigs
(Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20)
26They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, across the lake from Galilee. 27When Jesus stepped ashore, He was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothing or lived in a house, but he stayed in the tombs.
28When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, shouting in a loud voice, “What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You not to torture me!” 29For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was bound with chains and shackles, he had broken the chains and been driven by the demon into solitary places.
30“What is your name?” Jesus asked.
“Legion,” he answered, because many demons had gone into him. 31And the demons kept begging Jesus not to order them to go into the abyss.
32There on the hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding. So the demons begged Jesus to let them enter the pigs, and He permitted them.
33Then the demons came out of the man and went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.
34When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside. 35So the people went out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus and found the man whom the demons had left, sitting at Jesus’ feet, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 36Meanwhile, those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed.
37Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to depart from them, because great fear had swept over them. So He got into the boat and started back.
38The man whom the demons had left begged to go with Jesus. But He sent him away, saying, 39“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went and proclaimed all over the town how much Jesus had done for him.
Make up your own mind on this subject, all I ask is that you think about it and question what Easter means to you?