Start with this article: http://www.eatlikeyoucarebook.com/
My reply to a person
have from the outset taken the position that you will believe that
morality is subjective until the opposite can be scientifically be
proven, which per definition of the limitations of the scientific
paradigm is impossible.
you use your position “conveniently” to exploit and harm other animals
for trivial ‘palate pleasure’, and to be indifferent of their
unnecessary suffering and death. If you care the slightest of nonhuman
animals, then the case for veganism is crystal clear, as explained
earlier. And as long as you permit people exploiting animals for the
“pleasure”/convenience of food, and participate in this yourself, you
are a part of the animal abuse (and also guilty of the most horrendous
parts of the abuse, which you enable by endorsing the property status of
animals), instead of a part of the solution.
For some clarity I recommend: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/clarifying-the-meaning-of-a-right/#.Ua0CHpxc18E
is an objective fact that the property status and domestication of
animals is causing them horrendous amounts of suffering, e.g. enabling
the industrialized animal abuse depicted in this video: http://www.earthlings.com/
the domestication that started 10000 years ago, and that is perpetuated
by each non-vegan choice, 58 billion land animals wouldn’t yearly be
exploited, many of them living a life of constant torture.
position also harms other people, since the animal industry is causing
lots of environmental damage, poverty, starvation, etc.: http://www.drmcdougall.com/video/expert_testimonies_oppenlander.htm
the enslavement of animals, the domestication, also has resulted in
human slavery, oppression against women, and other forms of oppression
that is rampant in our society. It is covered in this book that I want
to read: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15188-7/animal-oppression-and-human-violence#.UZAIageHrdk.facebook
of what you believe about moral truths, all that it takes to become a
vegan is love and compassion, caring more about the animals, their
interests of not suffering and interest of continued existence, than
frivolous ‘taste experience’/convenience/social peer pressure.
any vegan who cares about animal and human rights, and who is
understanding that one is complicit in the exploitation if one is not
educating people participating in animal exploitation, and who is
understanding how efficient education is in order to change people's
mindsets and actions, will try to educate you about their views. You
will regard it as "imposing beliefs", and the vegan will regard it as
their moral obligation. You should consider that your temporary
frustration is nothing compared to the suffering of the victims (the
animals) that we are trying to protect and defend.
I think this will be my last reply. Thanks for the discussion!