Dont get me wrong - the bottom line (important line) is that somebody is vegan which is great news for themselves, the animals and the enviro.
So I applaud veganism. period.
But...I just dont get how people can be motivated by ONLY health reasons, and not be motivated by compassion and empathy.
I just dont understand what it is about a human being that makes them resistant to OR uncomfortable with the notion of animal rights, or "ethical" veganism, or kindness to animalsl or whatever word you want to use.
Why are people so threatened with the idea of extending compassion towards those who deserve it the most - i.e. animals, because they are so morally innocent, voiceless and defenseless.
In fact, how could anybody NOT feel sorry for an animal riding in the slaughter house bound truck, terrified, weak, sick, hungry and thirsty??
This is something that just blows my mind and I am genuinely asking all you "health" vegans to please explain to me what mechanism it is within you that resists the idea of mercy for animals???
I am just baffled with this and struggle with it constantly.
What better reason to go veg#n than the reason of sparing an innocent and sentient creature his life?
Oh ya....its because they taste good.
When somebody says "I am vegan for health reasons" I just dont get it.
What about the animals? As if billions of innocent lives lost for something as frivikous as human tastebuds is not good enough a reason in and of itself to go vegan IMMEDIATELY. As if there is any question about the immorality and the utter descpicability of what you see in Meet your meat.
I just give up. If a man has the heart to cut a chickens throat (or pay somebody else to do it), well, then I just dont know anymore.
The true measure of a man's heart can be judged by the way he treats those that are utterly at his mercy: the animals.
what do people find so hard or threatening about being kind to animals that make people so resistant to compassion for animals?
It is almost as if the compassion and mercy in a human heart is zero sum, and if you give it to an animal, you will have less to give to humans.
People are so odd.
I believe that children have great, pure, unjaded, uncorrupted wisdom. Ever notice that most children have a natural sympathy for animals and arae drawn to animals ? I use to think that most adult humans had a natural sympathy for animals still somewhere deep inside them, even if this sympathy lay dormant and needed to be activated (as was the case with me). But honestly, I just think that some people are weak. plain and simple.