Meat grinder symbolism for terror

Counter terrorism police in Sydney have allegedly foiled a plot to bring down a plane using a bomb hidden inside a meat grinder.

Who travels with a meat grinder?

There is, though, a twisted logic to the choice of this meat grinder. 

The meat industry is built on terror.

Animals bred to be slaughtered have few legal protections.

Young cows are branded with hot irons, their horns are cut or burned off – all without painkillers. 

Chickens spend their short lives in filthy sheds with tens of thousands of other birds and are crammed into cages and sent to slaughter when they are only six or seven weeks old. 

Lambs are crammed onto trucks and transported for up to 48 hours with no access to food or water then slaughtered.

We are surrounded by terror, and the symbolism of the meat grinder bomb illustrates the words of Pythagoras in 500BC: “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.”

Ashley Fruno,

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia

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