Vegans put up with some illogical comments and questions from people who try to justify their meat-dairy-eggs-honey centred diets.
If the poster of this comment thinks vegans cause famine, then perhaps thinking is not their strong point.
Veganism is cool and very healthy when approached properly, but this kind of anti-meat nonsense gets annoying. If you wanna talk ethics of killing animals to eat them, let’s talk about the ethics of destroying animal habitats to produce fruits and veg at a level that is unnatural and damaging to the environment on many many levels.
As long as we’re producing enough to feed 7 billion people (not even that many, when you consider famines all over the world), humans will always be raping nature in one form or another.
A good vegan will have a healthier heart than a meat/dairy eater… but healthier morals? Hardly.
What about the predators that are exterminated to protect livestock – wolves, dingos, coyotes, foxes, badgers?
What about the land cleared to raised animals for food, or to produce food?
Unless the animals raised for food, or to produce food are raised on air, then why does this meat-defender not care about all the land destroyed to grow feed-crops for cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens?
What about the collapse in the eco-system when the top-predators are taken out, because they interfere with livestock?
Does this meat-defender know that it takes 7-times more grain to produce the same amount of meat. (In other words, it takes 7kilos of corn or soy (and it is possibly genetically modified) to produce 1 kilo of meat)…..
So, if all the grain produced in the world went directly to feed people – instead of feeding animals – the world could feed 7 times the amount of people than if they ate a meat-based diet.
The amount of land needed to feed 1 person on a meat-based diet, could feed 20 people on a vegan diet.
And, please, let’s not go anywhere near that old “how many animals are killed in the combine harvesters of grain crops” saying, because, again, unless animals raised for food are living on air, they are also consuming grains.
I say grains – but they are also consuming toxic sludge, sewerage waste, rendered bodies of their diseased companion animals, radioactive waste, manure, plastic pellets, genetically modified corn and soy, antibiotics, growth hormones and garbage.
Eating vegan is a more effective use of land for food production, with much, much less pollution to the air and water, less topsoil loss, and reduced use of fossil fuels.
So, meat-defender, if you really believe that vegans are immoral, amoral, or have sick morals, come over here to my blog and debate me.
and… I’ll win.
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