If you are thinking about becoming a vegetarian, you might want to consider the full ramifications of your decision. This post wasn’t made to call out people for their religious beliefs. I get that. Have a disease that forces you to live a veggy lifestyle? That’s okay too.
I’ve heard the same arguments over and over and over. They didn’t make any logical sense the first time I heard them; nothing has changed.
One of the big arguments is “Oh, but you’re killing animals!” Really? Do you know how many microorganisms and bacteria die every single day? It’s part of the cycle of life.
And, if you are truly concerned with the loss of mammalian life, why don’t you actually get behind a real issue like stopping ISIS or other ravenous groups that are actually trying to harm people. Nah, that might actually take some time and effort. Instead, vegans and vegetarians just want a platform to cry from. Every kindergartner wants attention; it looks like these people are operating on the same level.
Furthermore, where is your proof that living a vegetarian life is any better than an omnivorous lifestyle? Oh yeah, that’s right…You don’t have any. If you did, more people would subscribe to your crazy and out-dated ideas of “saving the planet.” Grow up.
There are a lot of psychological frameworks one has the option to stand behind. The only ones that make any actual sense are those that recognize our finite time on this planet. Anything else is just noise. We’re only on this floating rock for a blip in the eternal timeline. You might as well enjoy what you do as long as you aren’t hurting other forms of intelligent life.
In other words, just east the hamburger and quit complaining about it. Becoming a vegetarian or vegan isn’t going to lead to the magical diet cure for cancer. There are bigger and more pressing issues to worry about. If you want to make a true different, pick a cause worth actually fighting for and stick at it.
One of the biggest things that vegans love to point to is the possible decrease in emissions that comes from “just saying no” to meat. There is a huge fallacy with that though, and it makes perfect sense. Vegans and vegetarians are privileged people who have never faced hardship. A study conducted late last year shows that it just isn’t possible to create a world where everyone is a vegan or vegetarian. A majority of the world population lives on less than a dollar a day.
Yet, instead of fighting the economical problems like the one described above, vegans want to “save the world” by lowering emissions, which wouldn’t even work anyway for the reasons listed.
We know 99% of vegetarians and vegans won’t do that though. To those of them that finally see the light, we applaud you.
If you want to see the study referenced for yourself, click here.