I am SO sick of people using these arguments to try and justify eating animals:
1. Animals eat other animals in the wild
-Yes, for survival purposes. Some animals don’t have access to other resources and would otherwise starve without eating another species. Humans, on the other hand, have so many other options available to us, but still choose to kill innocent animals for food instead.
2. People have been consuming animals for thousands of years, why stop now?
-Some cultures have been sacrificing, raping, and enslaving other humans for thousands of years too… Does that make it okay?
3. It tastes good
4. I just can’t live without (insert meat/dairy product here)
-Really? Are you sure about that? Let’s test it out
5. Meat is still going to be produced, even if I choose not to eat it. Why bother?
-As more and more individuals choose a meat-free lifestyle, some companies are noticing a decrease in demand for their animal products. Also, I feel bad for people who believe this because they clearly don’t believe that their actions make a difference when they do.
Most everybody has read an article or book, seen a documentary, news cast or even just a 2-minute long YouTube video regarding the health and moral benefits of living cruelty-free. It makes me sad that people can look past the horrors of this industry and not want to make a change to their lifestyle.