- 30-08-2016 05:16
(Original post by Marked Target)
- 30-08-2016 05:23
I would seriously disagree with the statement that its better for people's health. However, I've been that argument before so i suppose its not worth it.
I would point out that the dairy and egg industry is just as bad, if not worse, than the meat industry.
EDIT: To those who don't do it for health reasons, why do you object to buying meat from ethical sources? I would argue that doing so would be more likely to encourage a change in the meat industry than not buying it at all.
I do agree about the egg and dairy industry being just as bad, if not worse. I eat very few products containing dairy and drink almond milk. However when I do have eggs or dairy I ensure it's free range and more ethically sourced. I'd like to eventually cut these out completely though.
And i think for most people a great thing to do would be to purchase meat from more ethical sources.
- 30-08-2016 05:27
I do strongly believe though that the path to removing animal cruelty is not a refusal to eat meat, rather, demanding ethical meat. There has been a movement towards this (not by vegans, rather, just generally) but most people don't know what the various badges and certificates mean (and the answer is not much).
I've met 2 vegans and 5 or so vegetarians in my life. Of these, 1 of the vegans would never fail to comment when someone ate meat and would make a point of their meal. 1 of the vegetarians did so as well. So it isn't all of them and i would never be predisposed to dislike someone because of this nor would I ever even mention it (this is a thread about it so I think its pretty reasonable to discuss it here) unless brought up by someone else.
It is annoying to have someone make a snide comment when you're eating. Its incredibly annoying (esp when you disagree with them). One of the vegans i knew would comment if you ate a chocolate bar because it contained milk. Its unnecessary.
I think you're right that some people are probably bothered by it because they feel bad inside but nobody wants to be bothered with ethics when they're eating - food is tasty so let people enjoy it.
- 31-08-2016 02:23
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- 31-08-2016 03:05
Vegans are like atheists.
they need to stfu and get a ****ing life!
*goes back to bucket of fried chicken*
- 31-08-2016 03:11
Damn vegans, trying to save animals and the environment for future generations and caring and educating themselves about their health.