söndag 28 juli 2013

Reply to non-vegan: I transition only to veganism if there are delicious meat-alternatives

My reply:
Dr. Neal Barnard's Book for Reversing Diabetes: “You will find that your taste buds have a memory of about 3 weeks.”

There are plenty of delicious recipes here:

I noticed this anecdotally myself when starting to eat a vegan diet last autumn, and I have many others saying the same.

Please consider this:
"On one hand, we claim to regard animals as members of the moral community. We claim to embrace a moral and legal obligation not to inflict “unnecessary” suffering or death on animals. We can, of course, debate the meaning of “necessity,” but whatever it means, it must rule out suffering and death imposed for reasons of human pleasure, amusement, or convenience. If it does not do so, then the exception would completely swallow the moral rule.
The problem is that 99.99% of our animal use cannot be justified by anything but human pleasure, amusement, or convenience. For example, we kill more than 12 billion land animals every year in the United States alone for food. No one maintains that it is necessary to eat animals to lead an optimally healthy lifestyle and an increasing number of mainstream health care professionals tell us that animal foods are detrimental to our health. Animal agriculture is a disaster for the environment because it involves a most inefficient use of natural resources and creates water pollution, soil erosion, and greenhouse gasses. The only justification that we have for the pain, suffering, and death that we impose on these billions of animals is that we enjoy eating animal foods, or that it is convenient to do so, or that it is just plain habit."

Veganism is our moral obligation. I also recommend http://www.facebook.com/abolitionistapproach
Even if a vegan diet was boring, which isn't the case, this wouldn't suffice as a moral justification for harming and killing animals. There is no moral justification for harming and killing animals for pleasure/convenience.

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