HorrorScope wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 18:31:
mark gil wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 08:15:
“So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” - Sarah Kiser
Perhaps in a perfect world.
But there is no reason to blur the facts of one is totally socially acceptable (meat eater) and one is totally unacceptable socially, animal cruelty. Most meat eaters want humane slaughtering conditions.
There is nothing wrong imo being a vegan, to those congrats you are ahead of your time. But we are fighting 1000's of years of conditioning. Perhaps in another 100 it will be that way. But to think this compares to something that is still socially a-ok, uh no.
Well, humans aren't really supposed to be vegetarians. Although we're mostly adapted to eat plant material (flat grinding molars with a lateral chewing ability, a longish gut for absorbing nutrients from plants, etc) we are evolved to supplement with some meat, probably 10-20% of our diet. That's why we absorb iron better from meat, and don't produce our own B12. Still, it's healthier to be vegetarian, and our modern society allows it without any nutritional penalties.
With great freedom comes great responsibility.