"Sorry Randy!"

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!

Vegan abolitionists tell it like it is

While it is true that abolitionists ask folks to “Go Vegan”, it is not true that abolitionists expect those folks to go from consuming flesh, secretions, skin, etcetera to vegan overnight. Our goal is to make nonhuman animal slavery illegal, just like it is now for human animal slavery.

Our method is to tell the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and nothing but the TRUTH. That is, turning a sentient being into a commodity is about as wrong as wrong gets and thus all forms of animal exploitation, human and nonhuman alike, should be abolished immediately. Once this message is out there we let the recipients of the message do what they think is best.

Some will Go Vegan right on the spot. Others will not. Instead they’ll eat “humane” flesh or forgo flesh but continue consuming secretions, skin, or whatever (i.e., vegetarianism). BUT the message from us that it is ALWAYS wrong to commodify a sentient being will remain with them forever.

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