jdreyer wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 13:42:
InBlack wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 09:35:
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
What about the poor turnips? Won't anyone think of the poor tortured turnips? What about the carrots? Or the potato? How many potatoes get butchered into french fries day in day out...fucking genocide is what it is....
Give me a break. Pigs are as intelligent as dogs, if not more so. Comparing them to turnips is insulting. If you like they way they taste, then just be a man and say "I eat bacon because it tastes good," but don't try to excuse it away with false equivalencies.
If there was more of this on the news, a lot more people would be vegetarian. It's hard not to watch something like Food, Inc or read Diet for a New America and not be affected. Maybe you won't become a vegetarian, but I'd be surprised if you didn't eat less meat. Economically, environmentally, spiritually, ethically, and healthwise, eating less meat has massive benefits for both individuals, your local environment, and the planet as a whole.
I was being facetious, but mark gil is being a fucking hypocrite. How many forests were cleared to plant all those crops like rice and grain, corn, potato, carrots etc.? How many natural habitats were destroyed in the process? How many animals have gone instinct over the millenia so that humanity can live more comfortably, i.e. eat more bread! He can delude himself all he wants, but he isn't contributing to the salvation of one single farm animal, and he is just as responsible for the death and extinction of wild animals as everyone else.
I have a nifty blue line!