Most folks know, when it comes to what other humans do, just because someone does something doesn’t automatically make it an okay thing to do. For example, just because there are people out there who discriminate, that doesn’t make the act of discrimination okay. Another example is rape. It doesn’t take too much of an imagination to see that rape has been around a very long time and yet, once again, most of us know that no matter how many acts of rape have been and will be perpetrated, the act of rape will always be morally bankrupt.
That being said, when it comes to other animals the above wisdom is generally tossed out the window. For example, when one is confronted with the idea that humans do not require the flesh nor bodily secretions of other animals in order to survive and thus consumption of any animal product is wrong, many of them inevitably will defend their actions by claiming something such as, “if lions can eat gazelles why can’t we eat cows”. Aside from the fact that lions are carnivores and thus eating another animal’s flesh is how they survive, there’s the wisdom that dictates just because lions eat gazelles doesn’t make the act, at least in our case where we clearly have a choice, morally acceptable.
Another defense commonly heard from the non-vegan crowd is, “we’ve been eating animals forever”. While this may be true, the same is true for rape and as previously discussed that doesn’t make the action okay.
The bottom line here is that we have a choice to either perpetuate the enslavement, torture, and theft of lives from billions of other animals every year or not. And regardless of how many people are currently supporting this needless act of inhumanity, being that we do not need to use other animals in order to survive makes the vegan choice the only morally acceptable way to go.
Think, then Go Vegan!