I’ve heard a commercial on a local radio station a few times now asking people to donate hams to a charity for families in need this holiday season. Now, glazing over the fact that societal pressure to donate to charities during the holidays is intense enough without radio hosts spewing it at listeners during the Top 40, let’s discuss this ham donation thing, shall we?
Only in the United States of America do animals have to die so that people can feed the children they can’t afford to have but do. Oh, you chose to create more mouths to feed knowing that someone else is going to have to feed them? Well last time I checked rice and beans are cheap and filling so hopefully you have a hoard of Taco Bell sauce packets in your bag, sweetheart, because it’s Mexican night.
A goddamn ham? Are you shitting me? This is why I hate the holidays. And you should too. A stupid, senseless amount of money gets flushed away into an already inflated consumer market increasing the already healthy demand for unsustainable, unhealthy products. Like hams.
Speaking of ham, pigs are one of the most highly cognitively evolved animals (I’ve heard they rank in the top 4 most intelligent species). What irony, a highly intelligent being getting killed to feed deadbeats who need handouts for their children to survive the Winter. Hearing about ridiculous stuff like this everyday for weeks on end makes me want to hibernate until Spring. Remember how the Grinch stole Christmas? Well this is the Vegan Ruins Christmas.
Merry Killmas ya filthy animals.