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So, after watching a few videos I’m confused.
Vegans do not consume animals or animal by-products. So everything from meat to honey is out. They consume only plant matter. They say they do this because animals have their own purpose in life, which is not to be slaves to humans or be used for human consumption. But, the question arises, are plants supposed to be enslaved and domesticated by humans? We’ve already found out that domestication of plants makes them more susceptible to being killed, because they are concentrated. So we have genetically modified them to be pest-resistant and they are poisoning people….
So, should we eat a bunch of enslaved plants or enslaved animals? Just because plants don’t scream when you kill them doesn’t mean that they don’t react to it. It’s in a different way, with chemistry, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. We grind up hundreds of thousands of square miles of plants a year just in the U.S., who is to say that those plants didn’t have a bigger, more natural purpose.
Now, I illustrate this point not to tell you to become a carnivore or to hate vegans, but to understand that we are omnivores who have to eat previously living things to survive. I believe in farming ethically and if I could afford it or had a home, I would raise my own meat and most of my own vegetation, but I can’t at this point. However, I choose to balance my meals based on nutrition and good eating standards, not a passing fad or skewed ethics.
It’s time someone stood up for plants, because they deserve it too. Farming crops causes more damage to this planet than animal farming ever could through the use of fossil fuels and the destruction of land. We use up the topsoil and turn the center of the country into a fallow wasteland, but no one seems to care. But, if you kill a bunny and eat it, by god, someone will come and protest in your front yard.
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Living things are to be respected, but in order to live, you have to eat them, that’s just how it is. No amount of thinking will change the way the natural world works. If humans find a way around it, then it will die and be forgotten, then you can have your nourishment pills once a day and forget food ever had to be harvested.
Think before you jump onto some fad and become vegan, or vegetarian, or carnivorous or whatever. There is always someone who suffers.
As always, may the odds be ever in your favor.
UPDATE: “Nature Intended” Arguments are invalid, since you, nor no one else, knows what nature intended originally. Religion, also, does not apply. We are talking about facts here. Also, please have a basic understanding of ecosystems and biology before telling me things that are not true for the sake of your argument.