The Grumpy Vegan inaugurates ‘Website of the Week,’ a new, er, weekly feature showcasing, er, Websites of his particular liking. So, nothing much here to stretch the imagination or test the little grey cells other than to recognise outstanding Websites of various kinds. Nominations welcome.
The inaugural Website is Suicide Food, which the Grumpy Vegan has featured a couple of times since 2007.
Suicide Food is any depiction of animals that act as though they wish to be consumed. Suicide Food actively participates in or celebrates its own demise. Suicide Food identifies with the oppressor. Suicide Food is a bellwether of our decadent society. Suicide Food says, “Hey! Come on! Eating meat is without any ethical ramifications! See, Mr. Greenjeans? The animals aren’t complaining! So what’s your problem?” Suicide Food is not funny.
Shocking images of animals happily and willingly offering themselves for our consumption is shattered by Suicide Food’s ironic commentary. For example, United Steaks of America is
Honored to be raised in stinking pens—treated like meat cogs in a machine manufactured to chew them up and spit them out as stuff to buy and eat—the steers and pigs and chickens cheer on the home team. No divided loyalties for them. No conflicted feelings. Being American food is never having to doubt.
Kill yourself now to make sure you never miss the latest animal corpse, dead or alive, revealed by Suicide Food. Otherwise continue to live in your delusional fantasy that the animals enjoy their cruelty, exploitation, mutilation and murder for us to enjoy momentary gustatory pleasure.