Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, part 4

Written by Becci on July 8th, 2009

Another short one.  I promise the next will be longer!

Check out parts 1-3 here.

Argument: “LOL my cousin is a REAL vegan but she creeps me out so…one quick fact…CELLS make up living things…they breath oxygen…they eat food…and they feel anythig that is afflicted on them…so when you REALLY think about it…plants live to, and feel pain…SO WHEN YOU NEXT PICK UP A CARROT AND EAT IT JUST THINK …Your killing a live THING….”

Resources: Anyone who says something like this probably isn’t actually making a real argument–they’re just trying to annoy you. But if you feel like it, remind him or her that plants don’t have a central nervous system, something which is necessary when it comes to sensing pain. But if by some alternate method plants do feel pain, a vegan diet still kills far fewer plants than one with animal products.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Joanne says:

    If you really care about plants, you’d stop eating animals! Why? Because the animals you eat have to eat many times more plants than you could ever consume in one sitting in order to produce 1 pound of flesh. By eating lower on the food chain you are sparing an enormous number of plants.

  2. Willow says:

    That’s so funny! I was thinking about that the other day in how annoying it is when people say that! What a great come back!!

    : ]

  3. Kat says:

    It’s great that this isn’t one of those “Anti-Vegan” websites. The people who write them are never vegan or vegetarian and they call us morons and stupid just because of our decisions. We have the right of action and people threaten our rights because were different and they don’t like it.

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