1 hour ago
And before you get your 'Merica short and curlies in a twist, know that I love this country more than you can fathom. I served 8 years in the Army and deployed twice to prove that fact. I truly do believe that freedom is a just cause, but not just for people. I know if you had the ability, you too would free all the cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys etc, at the drop of a hat. The only reasons you continue to eat them are as follows; 1. they're tasty. yup I said it, I might catch hell from other vegans, but the fact remains that a steak is delicious, so is a double cheeseburger and a meat lover's pizza. I get it ok. Just know that we are on the verge of plant based alternatives being damn near indistinguishable from the real thing, and no cows had to live a fucked up life for it, so why not right. 2. There is a culture of meat and dairy. Just like there is a vegan culture, there is also an animal products culture. It's why you feel defensive about me saying this stuff, no one likes to have their beliefs or culture criticized and that's precisely what I'm doing, so I'msorry that it stings a bit, I really do care about all people. 3. You have been separated from the process so effectively, it doesn't come into your conscience, go down the meat aisle and all you see are cleanly prepared and neatly packaged meat with cute cows and farm cartoons all over them. For this reason, I know that you aren't trying to be some peice of shit human that dominates almost as smart pigs just so you can have bacon with your pancakes...thought experiment. Imagine you go to the produce aisle, and a video monitor showed you exactly how carrots were created, harvested and then killed and cooked. Would you turn away in horror? Ok now imagine they have a video monitor in the meat aisle, showing you exactly how a female pig is artificially inseminated, then forced to live birth her babies in a metal cage that just looks fucking miserable (come on you know it has to be) Then it shows you how they are fed shit food and antibiotics and never see the light of day, then it shows how brutally they are rounded up and slaughtered... do you see the difference? Why haven't you looked at the videos?