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  • Issis replied to a comment by Tonya

    Why Eating Some Meat May Be Better for the Environment Than Going Vegetarian via



    Tonyaover 1 year ago

    "The real advantage, though, is that eating less meat opens up conversations about food choices with meat-eaters, while vegetarianism often shuts them down."

    The preceding statement really bothers me. What a way to generalize! I am vegan for ethical reasons; I don't consume animals or animal products because I oppose harming and killing animals. If people can't deal with this reason that's not my problem. I don't push my beliefs on anyone and rarely bring u my veganism, but I candidly answer why I'm vegan. I'm very open to dialogue, but I refuse to sugar-coat why I'm vegan.

    Frankly this article reads like a way to assuage former vegetarian guilt. I respect your path and your choices, but so much of what you wrote seems like a protracted way to make yourself feel better. Maybe my bias is showing here. I hope that's not the case.

    Issisover 1 year ago

    I absolutely agree Tonya. The article was sorry to the extreme ... starting with "No one questions the power of pastrami.". The animal suffering inherent in commercial and even most "family" farms is not a joke. The older I get (I'm 67) the less patience I have with the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" dictates of the animal eaters. The most tasty morsel is not worth the suffering of an animal .... in fact, the realization that transitory culinary pleasures are more often then not the end produce of years of torment for one or more sentient creatures makes the choice completely immoral. When I see someone eating a bland veal patty - often covered with sauce because it is so tasteless, knowing that it was created from slices of a young calf torn from it's mother, undernourished, raised in intolerable conditions, then trucked to slaughter, I want to butcher the "epicure".

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