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Activists slam meat producers

Activists slam meat producers
| March 29, 2012

*MEAT producers have been likened to terrorists by animal activists taking part in a debate at a the Melbourne Town Hall last week.*

Arguing in support of the proposition "animals should be off the menu", 2007 Victorian of the Year Philip Wollen described meat producers as "rogue states" and carnivorous dining tables as part of an "axis of evil".

"Weapons of mass destruction are our knives and forks," Mr Wollen said.

"Every morsel of meat we eat is slapping the tear-stained face of a hungry child."

Mr Wollen joined animal liberationist Peter Singer in criticising the livestock industry.

He called meat "the new asbestos, more murderous than tobacco", and declared animal rights "the greatest social justice issue since the abolition of slavery".

Former Sheepmeat Council of Australia
<> president Kate Joseph said city dwellers swayed by arguments against eating meat were out of touch with reality.

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