I can look people in the eye and say ‘I am against animal cruelty’ because never again will I force an animal to die for me. Can you?
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"but cows are dumb they’re not gonna stop producing milk just because they stop having calves if they wanna stop making milk they need to stop eating and drinking and therefore die!!!"
I… no. No.
Great illustration of the problem…people have totally lost sight of where their food comes from, and have no clue what animals are forced to endure just for our pleasure and entertainment. Omnivores would rather not know, since they might have to give up that cheeseburger if they thought hard enough about it.
You people should see me at a vegan restaurant. I have no idea what to do with myself… I can have anything from the menu! It’s all vegan! It’s nearly impossible not to order one of everything.
That would be heaven! We’re lucky just to have a couple of restaurants that have a few non-salad vegan options on the menu!
No way I could murder an animal like this just so I could eat its body parts, not as long as there’s any plant-based alternative available. It’s barbaric, not to mention unhealthy. :(
You do realize that humans are biologically geared to be omnivores. For our existence over the past 2 million years, and our primate ancestors before us, we've been omnivores. Just because we are human beings, and therefore have a more heightened level of intelligence, does not mean that we are monsters for eating animals. THATS HOW NATURE WORKS! Are you going to give shit to the lion as he eats the Zebra?
There actually is a surprising amount of evidence suggesting that we’re not “geared” to be omnivores. An interesting overview of the debate can be found here: http://www.rense.com/general20/meant.htm, but the gist is that scientists don’t really know if humans are omnivores or herbivores. There’s truly no conclusive evidence either way, and you can make strong arguments for either side. That being said, even if humans are biologically omnivorous, we don’t need meat to survive, and that’s the big thing for vegetarians— we don’t need it, we’re able to live without it, and so why shouldn’t we? If meat is not necessary to our well-being (which it’s obviously not), then why should we needlessly torture animals in order to eat it?
There was an interesting discussion on vegan-yum’s blog last night about the “natural” idea of drinking cow’s milk, which is not, in fact, natural at all. I can see an argument for eating the meat of other species- after all, lions do it, right?- but there simply is no biological, evolutionary, or scientific argument for consuming dairy products.
Finally, to address the lion comment, like I said, I can see your point. But the simple fact of the matter is that lions need to consume meat to survive. Their bodies are designed for only meat consumption and if they did not eat other animals, they would most likely die out. Is that the case for the human population? Hells to the naw. There’s a saying: “animals kill for need, humans kill for greed” that is undeniably true. The way I (and the majority of other vegans) see it is that if we don’t NEED to cause harm to any other species, why would we?
I would never call someone a monster for eating meat. Just throwing that out there also. I would call them misinformed, perhaps, or stubborn, but not monstrous.
I hope you have a good day, anon. xx