We were talking about animal rights in English class the other day. I’m not the type to shove my beliefs down other’s throats, but it did turn into a debate between the class and the teacher and I. I actually enjoyed the debate. Shutting down everyone’s arguments was a cakewalk actually. However, one kid actually really bothered me.
Kid: we need meat to live.
Teacher: no we don’t. Look at Chelsea, she hasn’t eaten meat in five years.
Kid: But she needs to to live.
I flipped. Last time I checked, I was still alive and healthy.
Anyway, after shutting him down a few times, he resorted to the whole “vegetable rights” argument.
Him: What about vegetable rights?
Me: They don’t have a nervous system, they don’t have a brain.
Teacher: They can’t think.
Kid: How do you know that?
BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BRAIN. I honestly couldn’t understand how this guy could be so stupid.
Anyway, it ended with quite a few people saying I had good arguments. I doubt any of them will stop eating meat, but it was nice to know I got my point across.
I haven’t posted on the PETA2 boards in years, so I figured this was a very relevant way to say hi too.
“The second inanity of meat-eaters is attempting to indict the vegan lifestyle by claiming that plants suffer and die to feed the vegans of the world. Yet, I am still searching for People for the Ethical Treatment of Carrots, Last Chance for Broccoli or Apples Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow. People for the Ethical Treatment of Carrots doesn’t exist because everyone knows the difference between taking a carrot out of the ground and slicing a pig into pieces. Everyone also knows the difference between mowing a lawn and tossing a live baby male chick (egg industry) into a rendering machine. If one does not understand the difference, then that person is disingenuous, irrational and illogical. The fact that some people compare carrots to cows proves how muck-deep in oppressive thought meat-eaters truly are.”