I thought long and hard on whether to share this terrible video with you and have decided it is not something that I can turn away from. In the oft quoted words of Edmund Burke “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”.
It is not an easy thing to watch but I think it is important for us to see this sort of thing so that we can reflect on who we are and what we do as members of the human family.
If you decide to watch the video, I warn you that it will stay with you for a long time particularly if you are a meat eater as I am.
I understand the need to cull herds following outbreaks of foot and mouth disease but I cannot reconcile this understanding with the barbarity shown here.
What I know is that scenes like this are a direct result of my, and so many others like me, addiction to meat. I fear that one day all of us will come to rue our callous disregard for the creatures with which we share the planet.
You can go here to sign a petition asking the South Korean government to kill these animals humanely, but the best thing any of us can do to prevent this happening in the future is to cut out or, at the very least, cut down on our consumption of meat.