Monday, 23 June 2014

My defence for not eating meat...



I think civilisation is too far gone for it to be saved xD so I don’t bother trying to change people’s lifestyles. Also, it is not pleasant having people enforce their viewpoints on you anyway, and I get that.
But I will be on the defence!

‘Why don’t you eat meat? *a look of disapproval* it’s unnatural’
Again? Come on, who cares what people eat? I wouldn’t eat meat now but I don’t go ‘why do you eat meat? O_o;;’ it’s normalised to eat meat, but *as my friend pointed out to me today* imagine if meat eaters were in the minority, would they enjoy the third degrees? Stop making a deal out of vegetarians and vegans, let them/ us be. I want to be a vegan one day and have an immense amount of respect for vegans. People that knock vegans for being hypocritical: vegans have a lifestyle that is much less damaging to the environment than the lifestyle meat eaters have, so don’t give them shit.
Yeah, there are vegans and vegetarians that are advocates for not eating meat. But meat industries and meat eaters, likewise, are advocates for eating meat: ‘meat has protein’ ‘people need meat to survive’ ‘meat has iron’ ‘vegans get sick’ ‘don’t humanise animals’ ‘people have always eaten meat’. Why should vegans and vegetarians shut up? But why are meat eaters allowed to speak up? Furthermore, why is it okay for meat eaters to give vegans and vegetarians shit for not eating meat?
‘Okay, I’ll give you some reasons. One, it’s not environmentally friendly’
‘What? But if you didn’t eat animals, there’ll be too many.’
‘No, seriously, it’s not sustainable. Think about it, there are 7 billion people in the world. We have factory farming because there is a huge demand for animals.’
‘People are starving. They can’t afford to not eat factory farmed animals’ an argument I’ve had that has spiralled down a hundred times… this video makes it easier. If you’re going to challenge why people don’t eat meat, please watch this video lecture if you want to understand. Also, keep in mind that some people just can’t see animals as plants but as sentient beings.

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein
I completely agree with him. Also in his time period, vegetarian was what vegan is now.

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