Liberals Rank Cookbooks Based on Number of Animals Dishes Kill. But Aborting Babies is Fine

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 17, 2019   |   6:28PM   |   Washington, DC

A new study out of liberal academia ranks cookbooks based on the number of animals that must be killed to cook the recipes.

It is the latest example of how leaders on the political left frequently emphasize the welfare of animals while ignoring similar atrocities against human beings through abortion.

Vox, a liberal news outlet that supports abortion on demand, noted that the animals in the study “probably experience pain” and deserve “animal welfare consideration.”

For the study, Andy Lamey and Ike Sharpless, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, examined 26 celebrity chefs’ cookbooks and then estimated the number of “sentient” animals that would have to be killed to make the recipes, according to the report.

It continued:

By far the deadliest cookbook was [Mario] Batali’s Molto Gusto, with 620 deaths (5.25 per recipe) driven by its use of 567 baby eels. Eels might not be high on your list of animals whose welfare we should care about, but like most species of fish, they probably experience pain and deserve animal welfare consideration. …

Rachael Ray 365 No Repeats racks up an astounding 75 chicken deaths; considering that the cookbook seeks to feed a family for a year of dinners, a family that follows her advice and eats chicken at lunch, too, could wind up exceeding the 28 chickens each American kills every year on average.

The journal “Food Ethics” published the study in 2018.

The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson called the Vox article “the dumbest thing you will read today.” More importantly, however, he said it shows the disturbing hypocrisy of many on the left.

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“It is a sad statement of progressive logic that baby eels ‘deserve animal welfare consideration’ but baby humans do not. And yes, that writer is pro-abortion,” Erickson wrote.

Many leaders on the political left believe there should be greater protections for animals than for human beings. A New Jersey lawmaker introduced a bill this year to protect unborn cows from death; he also supports abortion on demand. Celebrities are calling for a ban on boiling lobsters alive. And sea turtle eggs are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Yet, many of the same people arguing for animal rights are fighting to keep dismemberment abortions legal. Tens of thousands of unborn baby humans suffer excruciating dismemberment abortion deaths every year. Strong evidence indicates that these unborn babies may feel intense pain while they are being torn limb from limb while their hearts are still beating.

Nearly 1 million unborn babies die in abortions every year in America. More than 62 million have been killed since Roe v. Wade. And while laws protecting animals from abuse often pass with little controversy, the abortion debate rages on.