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Posted on June 09, 2016 by The VRG Blog Editor


In the recent issue of Vegetarian Journal, Gene Sager from Palomar College in San Marcos, California shares his thoughts on animals in America today. Sager points out that Americans pay salons and other pet care businesses 36 billion dollars annually and the amount goes up every year. He then asks, “Is it just a frivolous waste? Or perhaps we Americans are trying to express our compassion for animals?” He further states, “Pets are in many ways given the royal treatment, yet they are owned and controlled — hence the term “captive royals. “Also, “It seems we have two separate compartments in our minds and in our hearts: one for animals as our pets, and another for animals as meat machines.”

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