Myth: Vegans Don't Care About Humans
Vegans have compassion only for animals, not people.
We always wonder if people who ask this question have had some divine intervention where they were told they could only care about either humans or animals.
The truth is that ALL suffering is connected … and just because one injustice exists doesn’t mean you should ignore another. Most animal rights people attend protests for other causes, write letters in support of other issues, and overall try to end suffering of all species. Not to mention, being vegan means taking a HUGE step towards ending world hunger.
We’ve all heard “But what about all of the starving children!? How can you waste food?!” The answer to this is simple. It takes up to TWELVE pounds of grain to produce ONE pound of edible flesh. If eaten directly, that much grain will feed ten people for a whole day! One pound of flesh, on the other hand, feeds one person for less than a day.
Think about it. Every year, millions of people die around the world of starvation or no access to clean water … but here we are eating hamburgers and ribs like it’s no biggie.
Growing all of this corn, soy, and using all of this water only to feed animals who will be tortured to end up on a plate seems even more wrong, right? People should be OUTRAGED at the amount of food and water wasted on our taste buds … but, the meat and dairy companies aren’t going to tell you these facts, are they?
Comment below with a common myth YOU hear and we’ll tackle some here in the future!
– Rachelle from peta2