Bustin' Vegan Myths: Week 7!
We’ve heard them all before … but next time you hear them, you’ll be able to answer! (P.S. If you don’t see your myth here, check out our archive!)
Ummmmm, what?! Yes, I understand that big industries bred these animals for slaughter, but that doesn’t make torturing and killing them any less wrong. This rationale is the same that allowed people to think that black people were born to serve whites, or that women were born to serve men.
People like to say this in the same breath as “Animals don’t know anything else!” … hmm. Let’s examine this logic. People once held as slaves … sure, if they were born into slavery, didn’t know anything else. Does that make slavery OK? Nope. Children who are born into poverty and never know a running water faucet … do they never desire clean water? Of course they do! Chickens, pigs, cows, other animals suffering on factory farms—although they look different—all desire freedom, just as we do.
Bear with me here. If you’re going to eat ANY processed foods … be it milk, meat, or (some) vegan meat, there will most likely be chemicals involved. Sadly, much of our food is treated with pesticides and other chemicals—although it’s easy to find organic and pesticide-free veggies at nearly every grocery store.
There are a few reasons why someone might say this when they come across a vegetarian—the main one is that they’re digging for some half ass excuse to justify eating animals. The other reason is that they don’t realize that every time they sit down to a meal containing meat, eggs, or dairy products, they’re dining on known carcinogens (like ARSENIC, which has been found in chicken), bacteria, and other contaminants that can accumulate in our body and remain there for years. Animal products are loaded with bacteria, antibiotics, hormones, dioxins, and a host of other toxins that can cause serious health problems in humans. If you’re worried about chemicals, going vegan is no-brainer.
Otherwise known as “those monkeys look happy to me!” … first of all, chimpanzees are not monkeys. Secondly, who in their right mind actually believes a company would put money into an advertisement showing a trainer beating an animal? Of course the chimpanzees are going to “seem happy” … they’ve been beaten and are scared NOT to.
Think about it: It’s what goes on BEHIND the scenes that matters. Chimpanzees are torn away from their mothers soon after birth, are transported from country to country, state to state, and are denied anything that would be natural to them—all for a 30 second clip. Another quick fact? The “grinning” face that chimpanzees often make in advertisements and movies is actually a grimace made out of fear. It means they’re terrified or anxious. How about that for shitty?
Comment below with a myth YOU always hear and we’ll bust them next week!