Every now and then I get a person who knows I’m vegan saying “Sorry Randy!” just before they devour, for example, a cow’s secretions or flesh all the while declaring how good it tastes.
Most of us human and nonhuman animals can experience pleasure and pain, know we’re alive and have a strong desire to stay that way—as pain free as possible. That said, it makes no sense to me whatsoever given we do not need secretions nor flesh to thrive that some folks, for pleasure alone, choose to inflict pain and suffering upon other animals and ultimately steal their lives away.
Interestingly, their “Sorry Randy!” statement makes me wonder what they might think if they heard about someone who uttered “Sorry!” and then proceeded to crush a puppy’s head for sheer pleasure. My guess is that no matter how sincere the apology they would think the puppy killer was a monster (or at least a very sick individual). But, what makes the puppy’s killer any different from the person who pays someone else to enslave, torture and murder a cow because they like the way she tastes? From my perspective, being that they both needlessly did what they did for pleasure, they’re one of the same.
Think, then Go Vegan!