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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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 ...