DEREK HUNTER: ‘Let me start off by saying that I’m a hypocrite. I eat meat, love me a good steak and am damn good at cooking one… What does that have to do with me being a hypocrite? Well, I love animals, more so than a lot of people, and it bothers me when I hear of animals being mistreated, for any reason.
My hypocrisy doesn’t end with just eating meat, in spite of my last name, I will never go hunting (with the possible exception of living in a zombie or some other type of post-apocalyptic world). I just couldn’t bring myself to do it, to kill an animal. So, yes, I warmly embrace the idea that I’m an awful, carnivorous hypocrite. And I’m OK with that.
I’m also hypocritical in that there are some animals I care more about than others. So are most people, if they’re being honest with themselves… I’m not naïve, I’m more willfully ignorant. I choose not to think about it and bask in my own faux ignorance. But you can’t live in a cocoon of ignorance all the time. I know experiments on animals happens in the private sector, but it’s different when it’s my tax dollars paying for cruelty’. SOURCE…