Opinion

How is eating animals still viewed as essential?

By Emily Rice
Updated June 14 2022 - 3:41am, first published August 17 2020 - 6:30pm
COVID-19 has forced us to abandon many practices for the greater good. Animal use should be one of them. Picture: Shutterstock

Whether something we desire - or already have - is considered "essential" has never crossed the collective consciousness of Australians quite so much as it has throughout 2020. Over the past eight months, fear - whether it be of catching COVID-19 or being confronted by police - has given each of us unprecedented pause to consider whether we really need to do many things, from leaving the house to packing the kids off to school to hosting the wedding of our dreams.

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