Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, part 3

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Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, part 3

Check out parts 1 and 2 here.

Argument: “Bunnies and mice are accidentally slaughtered by the billions each year during mechanized harvesting of wheat and vegetables. Animals are dying either way. Eat what you like and don’t feel guilty about it.”

Response: If I’m driving my car and a squirrel jumps into the road, should I steer towards it?  After all, I’m probably going to accidentally kill at a couple of animals in a lifetime of driving–does that mean I shouldn’t try to reduce the amount of harm I do?

And anyway, as I said in the first response, a vegan diet actually requires fewer plants–and therefore results in fewer dead “bunnies and mice” than a meat-eating one anyway!


2 Comments

dawnofanewera

July 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm

What a silly argument, that we heard recently on this blog (“but… farming kills insects…”). Bottom line: it’s all about intention. Once you know the truth about where your “food” comes from, and many still don’t because the process is kept behind closed doors, your dietary choices become your intention.
“I need my meat” is the intention to shut one’s eyes to the bigger story of what they/we are fueling their bodies with.

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October 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm

[…] we harvest our fields, so why bother to curtail  intentional slaughter at all?  I covered this in Arguments Against Veganism, part 3, but this chart says more than I ever could have. Share and […]

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