I am fed up with reading or hearing vegans (I am not talking about sick people who are vegans by obligation here) trying to spread their Holy Philosophy everywhere as if they were the smartest persons in the world. Acting as if we were all dumb and that we are just horrible humans eating animal flesh who deserve to go to hell.
I just want to denounce here the hypocrisy of veganism and why I believe that it is just another self-praise based belief created by humans to feel better about themselves and better than the other humans.
First of all, here is the definition of a vegan:
Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products.[i]
I sympathize with the idea. I truly believe that animals should be treated better than commodities as it is done in most Big Farms. There are clearly issues with the industry. The industry always played on the fact that the consumer did not care where the food came from or how the food was made. Politicians did not care because of lobbyists, and the consumer was fine as long as it was available for a cheap price.
Therefore, I completely understand people who want to boycott this industry and stop eating meat. And if many of them would not feel so superior and just live their lives and stfu, I would not have to denounce them. But I see them everywhere praising their Evangelical system as if they were the only ones with the solution to save the world just like any religion.
If the end goal is to treat animals better, veganism is not the only path, I do not believe it’s even the best path. Vegans enjoy teaching you what is the best way to live your life while they don’t even understand how to accomplish their own Philosophy otherwise they would not live in Society.
How can you restrain yourself from eating animals because of animal welfare and not think about all the other situations where humans kill animals without blinking? Don’t you think it is such a biased view to only think about Animal Welfare when it comes to food or clothes? Why not apply this way of seeing things to all the Industries? Are Vegans aware that animals die and suffer because of human actions by many other means? That’s just a rhetorical question. Here you can find some examples:
- It is estimated that between 12 and 64 million birds are killed each year because of US power lines[ii]. But do vegans talk about that? Would they leave their comfort brought by electricity to make the same point they are trying to make with the food industry? Isn’t it as much a disgusting treatment as the one made by farmers?
- It is estimated that there are 1 million animals killed on roads per day in the US[iii]. Does it mean those vegans will start walking, or take the bus?
Should I consider myself an “animal savior” because I do not own a car and start teaching my way of life to every other person in this world?
More importantly in my opinion is that we are an omnivore species. We can eat both vegetables and meat and digest it. It does not mean we have to eat meat all the time. It does not mean we have to eat meat at all. Eating too much meat is an epidemic and we need to find ways to reduce our consumption of it. But would you try to teach a lion to stop eating other animals? We are an animal like any other and killing another species to eat it should not be seen as a sin.
What I am trying to say is that everyone has its opinion. You can advocate for a better treatment of animals in the food industry. But don’t forget that there are wild animals also. And that those animals are killed for no other reason than letting us live our lives in a more comfortable way. Animals are eaten by other animals in the wild. What should we do about that? Isn’t eating animals a more natural thing than driving over them?
So please, if you’re reading this and you’re a vegan and still live in our society. Keep your life lessons to yourself and let me eat my meat in peace. Let me wear my wool in peace. Otherwise, go in the forest, cook your own veggies, do not use electricity and only use your legs. And maybe then, I’ll listen to you.