söndag 24 februari 2013

Reply to counter argument: Vegans are slaughtering many insects by the plants they are eating

Have you ever thought about that the total amount of plants consumed are much bigger when eating a cow compared to eating vegetables directly? The cow is eating a tremendous amount of food. It is not vegans fault that lots of insects are dieing. It is all the pesticides and methods used when harvesting. I am totally against that insects are killed and devoting most of my times to fight against all animal exploitation. I recommend this: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/what-are-the-roots-of-freedom-and-slavery/
In our animal exploiting-society it is unfortunately impossible not to cause anyone harm, but we should do our utmost do minimize the animal exploitation, and included in this is to become a vegan.

A cow, or a horse, or a dog, or a cat -- is there any difference? They are all sentient beings, they all have feelings, they all want to live and they all love their family!!!!!
We all agree that it is morally wrong to cause unnecessary suffering and death to animals -- and condemn people who for example enjoy and promote killing innocent dogs just because they got tired of them. However, we must also acknowledge that all animal products-eating is unnecessary and is done merely for "taste" and "enjoyment". So if we want to be moral we must also act upon what we acknowledge -that causing unnecessary suffering and death to animals is unnecessary.
The minimum requirement in order to accomplish this is to go vegan and inspire other people to become vegans.

The plant-based foods that the more than 56 billion land animals (who have the sadly misfortune to grow up to become someones food) brutally slaughtered each year eats could feed more than 9 billion people.
15 million children are dieing of starvation in the world each year. Hundreds of millions don't get enough food. If we care of them we must let our eating habits reflect this. If everyone ate plant-based food, the food would suffice for everyone's need.

This is not the only effect. By eating animal products 3 times a day we teach our children that it is okay to take the life of innocent sentient beings, and that some individuals are of less value than others; instead of increasing our children's love and compassion by loving all sentient beings for their different qualities (just as many parents teach their children to extend their love and compassion for some dogs). I became a vegan this autumn and notice how this also increases my love and compassion for other humans, and not only all other animals.

This articles shows how eating animal products effects the environment and effects poverty and starvation: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/22/quinoa-bolivian-farmers-meat-eaters-hunger
This book shows how our violence against other animals also leads to violence against us- the human animal: http://www.worldpeacediet.org/
Research -see e.g. the research referred to here: http://www.adelicatebalance.com.au/ - has proven that animal products are unhealthy.
and all the insects that were slaughtered while gathering crops for their vegan diets ...

2 kommentarer:

  1. " ......they all have feelings, they all want to live and they all love their family!!!!!"

    Not one of the above characteristics have been proven and two of them, feelings and love their families is completely subjective even in humans.

    But the author will find those that will join his crusade no matter who gets hurt.

  2. "Not one of the above characteristics have been proven and two of them, feelings and love their families is completely subjective even in humans."

    Scientists have found that animals are sentient and animals do feel suffering. However, even before this we could know this, just like we do know that we are sentient and the persons we are communicating with are sentient.

    I don't understand why you are arguing this.
    I do know that you didn't want to transport the dog you took care of from USA to Israel because that you loved him and you didn't want him to suffer and die. You do believe the dog you took care of was sentient and had the ability to suffer. You also wrote in another post that you are for some kind of supervision of animal treatment; and this is obviously because that you do believe that animals are sentient and have the ability to suffer.

    You do not need science in order to understand that animals are sentient and that animals are suffering. Anyone having a close relationship to some animal understands this.

    If you just extended your love and compassion to all other animals, you would become a vegan.

    Animals love for their family:
    See this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vcQ6yBEE5N0

    If you also watch the videos on www.vegankit.com you will also learn that animals don’t want to die.

    "“Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view. Sunday dinner isn't sunny. Easter feasts are just bad luck. When you see it from the vieoint of a chicken or a duck. Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too Till I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner's point of view.”

    Shel Silverstein