What do you call a human with no legs?
What do you call a cow with no legs?
other answer actually shows that we are discriminating an individual
based on a completely irrelevant criteria - species. It is as wrong do
discriminate a person based on sex, race, religion, sexual orientation
or any other criteria. All sentients beings have both a moral value and
the right not to be enslaved, used, hurted and killed. We are all one,
we are all consciousness, we all love, we all feel, we are. If we sow
suffering, we reap suffering. We all have a purpose, to serve, to be a
light, not to hurt or use (all animal products and the treatment of
animals as commodities are hurting animals).
need to extend our love and compassion to everyone. Everyone wants to
live. If we hurt another being, we hurt ourselves. In order to kill
someone, we have to violate this individual's love and wants, we have to
crush hopes, destroy a family and friend relationships; We have to
sacrifice part of our inner love and compassion; we have to say to
ourselves that 'I don't care' in order to take someone's purpose and
life. And this has destroyed us, destroyed our society. The reason why
people inflict violence and suffering upon others is the lack of empathy
and love to others. If we instead would reinforce love and empathy at
each meal by living a vegan lifestyle, instead of destroying parts of
our love and empathy at each meal by hurting and killing someone for
'convenience' or taste, we would surely attain world peace. As long as
we sow violence and wars by our eating choices, our society and culture
will be absorbed in violence and wars.
Domestication of animals is a violence, it is slavery, and it also has resulted in human slavery, oppression against women, and other forms of oppression that is rampant in our society. Learn more in this book: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15188-7/animal-oppression-and-human-violence#.UZAIageHrdk.facebook