I was pretty disgusted to find today that Tesco are sending 5,000 tons of leftover, unsold, out of date meat a year to be burned to generate electricity for up 600 homes.
Now I'm not a vegetarian at the moment. Sometimes I don't eat meat for a long time, especially in India, where vegetarian food is delicious and meat is not missed. Living with my family, I don't get to choose the type of meat I eat, I eat what is fed to the whole family. That includes meat from the local supermarket. When we return to India I will stop buying, cooking and ordering meat again.
So if I'm disgusted, I can imagine how the 'real' vegetarians feel. VIVA (Vegetarians International Voice for Animals) campaigners are outraged. I can see where they are coming from. I wouldn't want my home powered by mass produced, dead cows leftover from our greedy society.
I only planned to write a post to let others know. That was until I googled the article I had read in the 'Daily Mail' and came up with a whole list of articles criticising the 'vegetarians'!
One such blog post really 'got my goat'... so much so, I left a comment. Where do these people get their morals?
Tesco criticised by vegetarians for using waste meat to generate electricity
"Here we go again! The bloody do-gooder vegetarians have found something else to whinge about. Tesco reduce the landfill waste that they create by using the leftover meat to generate electricity. Not only does this save landfill space but it also stops the rats from getting bigger and stronger by denying the vermin food. Good for Tesco, keep up the good work. Why not drop a few vegetarians into the mincer and burn those bleeding heart liberals to generate even more power? Bloody vegetarians have made their choice and I don't have a problem with them not eating meat. However, stop trying to police the world by denying us normal people the right to use meat as we see fit."
"Here we go again! Ignorant, uneducated people like you are trashing the earth as you live in your selfish egotistical world. I am not a vegetarian. I eat meat. It takes millions of tonnes of water, electricity and toxic emissions to produce a few fat cows for us to eat. If you hadn't noticed global warming and climate change happening around you, then wake up. Your selfish kind are stealing fresh water from the mouths of innocent children, stealing fresh air to pay for your own pollution levels and stealing the land and trees that this earth needs to survive, to give prime property to meat factories so you can fill your stomach at Tescos. Look at the bigger picture before you start to praise multi national companies for their 'moral sense'... Try spending 90 minutes of your time educating yourself by watching this... "