I’ve often heard people attempt to justify eating meat by saying something along the lines of ‘We can eat pigs, cows and chickens because we are more intelligent. We’ve built skyscrapers and just look at technology these days’. This argument, to me, makes no sense. If this were the case, then could I justify eating a small child by saying ‘Well, I’m simply more intelligent’? I don’t think so.
And as for the skyscrapers and technology, I know that I personally haven’t made any contribution to the advancement of technology nor have I built any impressive buildings. Despite this, I still don’t believe that anyone could justify exploiting, torturing, raping or murdering me for this reason.
This excuse seems to apply to not only eating meat but also eating animal bi-products, wearing animal products, and buying products which have been tested on animals.
By making illogical justifications, such as, ‘We can do what we want with non-human animals because we’re simply smarter than them’, we are avoiding addressing the actual issue. I have yet to hear a single valid justification of the slaughter of 160 million animals each year for human consumption. It’s unnecessary and it’s costing the planet, the animals, our health and starving people across the world.
By adopting a vegan diet, you can reduce your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. You can also cure allergies and acne as well as improving sleep and boosting energy levels.
Your diet will be more friendly to the environment. You’ll be reducing your water usage as well as helping to preserve habitats and species across the world.
People are becoming more aware about how animal agriculture is unsustainable and often cruel, but it’s been proven that animal products are harmful to human health and the environment. If we don’t begin to make changes in our diets soon, we will be suffering serious consequences in just a few decades.
To learn more about becoming vegan, visit the Becoming Vegan page.
If your not fully convinced, I’d suggest watching the video below.
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