Lately I’ve been feeling a little guilty for being JUST vegetarian. Being vegan just isn’t an option for me right now and I’ve only recently become vegetarian (little over a month) but I just feel like I’m not doing enough….opinions?
Damn, I wish you could ‘like’ posts on here like on facebook, anyways, golf clap to @Styna you articulated the whole stance *beautifully*.
I was a vegetarian before I was vegan. At this moment in time, I don’t understand why. I ordered all those vegetarian starer kits from Peta, Mercy for Animals, COK, ect. ect. and read them cover to cover MANY times over, but yet I was still vegetarian. I went vegan after just a few months of being vegetarian, after constantly(but politely!) being nudged on another vegan/vegetarian forum. I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier. It’s very easy and I can’t imagine going back to eating eggs and milk(I’ll never be anything less than vegetarian, I’ve developed an allergy to meat at this point ).
The entire point of activism is making people aware of the industries they are supporting. @VeganCaramel is absolutely correct by stating that vegetarians are still supporting cruelty to and murder of animals, there is no logical way to -deny- that.
Just as there is no logical reason to avoid switching to veganism, and any such claim is absurd.
Realize that you’re on a message board filled with activists. A big part of our lives is showing people the atrocities of the industries they are supporting, and hoping they do the right thing in ending their support of those industries.
Why on earth would we show preference over any specific type of atrocity by limiting our actions to meat-eaters, when the dairy and egg industry are just as bad? That would go against our beliefs as activists.
It’s great when people go vegetarian. But vegetarianism is not a destination, it’s a rest stop for people who don’t want to fully commit to a cruelty free lifestyle.
Naturally, you will try to argue against me.
But there is no GOOD reason to refrain switching to veganism right now.
Any reason you suggest will be countered accordingly.
@VeganCaramel I don’t need to watch anything. I already know what goes on and you can’t say what vegetarians realize and what they don’t realize, you do not know every single vegetarian in the world. And they may have reasons for not going vegan that you don’t know about besides what you think which is “I don’t give a fuck about animals at all.”
Vegetarians can make the switch on their own terms if they feel that’s what right for them. They don’t need to be told that they doing something wrong day in and day out by vegans.
Vegetarians may care, I know, I was one. But there are many caring people out there who don’t know the truth – we shouldn’t just leave them be, we need to let them know. I’ve met a lot of meat eaters who are very charitable people but know absolutely nothing about the abuse and slaughter of animals.
Vegetarians are doing similar to what meat eaters are doing, and it seems to hurt you A LOT that it’s true. Many meat eaters claim to care about animals and say they don’t approve of the torture that goes into making it. Vegetarians claim to care about animals and say they don’t approve the cruelty in dairy or eggs. BUT saying you don’t approve of something DOESN’T make a difference UNLESS you also stop your support of it.
Again, watch the videos, and tell me if you can see any difference. The first video is in a hatchery where male chicks are ground alive. I don’t see how that murder of baby chicks is somehow NOT a murder like that in the meat industry. Why are you choosing which murder to support?