Who Is an “Animal Abuser”?

If you eat animal products, especially “higher welfare” products approved by the RSPCA, you are not an “animal abuser” — according to RSPCA (source: this essay)

An interesting feature of the animal welfare approach is that it depends on arbitrarily labeling some conduct affecting animals as “abuse” so that the vast majority of people who participate directly in other animal exploitation can feel good about themselves as they eat, wear, and otherwise use animals while condemning the “abuser.”

A recent example of this is found in the new bill pending before Parliament in…