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Bacon. Kevin Bacon. Richard Bacon. Francis Bacon. Proper Bacon. It's the latter which we shall discuss today.
Is there any greater wake-up call than the sound of pig meat hitting the well-oiled pan first thing? Then sliding that bacon in between two thick pieces of bread, smothering with sauce (let's not start a 'red or brown' debate here), and devouring your creation.
Now, just wipe that saliva away, sit up and pay attention. It may be hard to believe, but not everyone shares that same pleasure.
One of those groups is PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The organisation, on their website, writes: "Like humans, animals are capable of suffering and have interests in leading their own lives; therefore, they are not ours to use - for food, clothing, experimentation, entertainment or any other reason."
It's pretty self-evident to see that they don't want to eat a bit of pork; or beef or turkey for that matter.
On Wednesday, the animal rights activists asked the Twitter-verse: "Present your best argument for eating bacon."
They may well have been asking for serious answers, what they got was anything but...
I think the worst argument for eating bacon is still better than the best argument not to eat bacon.
- Ben Conard (@Iamnotahumanben) June 28, 2017
Cuz sometimes I run out of panda meat
- Owen Benjamin (@OwenBenjamin) June 29, 2017
I'm going to go with the fact that bacon not only tastes great, but it smells like the heavens opening up to get you through the day. pic.twitter.com/SJaIaPpPq4
- Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 29, 2017
And for all of you about the start some social media campaign against this meat-eating writer, please bear in mind that even plants have feelings.
Scientists recently discovered that plants can hear themselves being eaten.
Researchers at the University of Missouri found that plants can identify nearby sounds, including the sounds that people make when they eat, and they react accordingly.
Hedi Appel, senior research scientist in the Division of Plant Scientists in the College of Agriculture, at the university, said: "We found that 'feeding vibrations' signal changes in the plant cells' metabolism, creating more defensive chemicals that can repel attacks from caterpillars."
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