Animals that are bred for food are often cramped and restrained and barely able to move around, and there are plenty of organizations who champion this cause. But plants suffer from the same conditions. Farmers plant them in such tight quarters that they are forced to compete for nutrients and sunlight, and they are not able to spread out and grow as they were intended. I hear the farmers sometimes even prune parts off! Imagine if we were to cut the legs off a cow because it promoted their growth (at least the parts we want to eat).
So I’m starting a free range plant movement. Who’s with me?
Plants should not be forced into cramped rows with limited resources, they should be allowed to branch out in all directions, whereever the wind takes them.
Plants emit sounds on a wavelength inaudible to humans, they scream like crazy when they’re pruned and due to their ability to continue to absorb water and nutrients after being plucked from the ground I think it’s safe to say that they’re still mostly alive (assuming they’re fresh) when heartlessly tossed in a vat of boiling water or worse a slow cooking steamer. The occasional sizzle or snapping and popping you hear from them are the only audible part of their screams of anguish, but if you were a brussel sprout awaiting your turn, you’d hear the whole horrible expression of pain and tremmble as you counted down your fate.
The Free Range Flora Fighters
Or perhaps “Fighters for Free-Range Flora”? The other one sounds like we’d be *fighting* free-range flora…. Kinda as if kudzu grew and had a life of it’s own and we wielded hacksaws and what-not to combat it back into being a submissive and non-emoting plant.