To my shame I still eat some of the other residents of this planet. Yes, my choice may be VERY rare - which is no excuse, but I am aiming at total abstinence. But I will never join a cult where the population is forced to eat tofu to no end; I know of no one ,with a functioning brain, that would advocate that. The choice of fruit and veggies is boundless, and there are other excellent vegetarian choices now too Yes, the 'Fillets' taste great- but not 'exactly' like 'fish'--- but potato chips do not taste like fish either- and they are eaten in huge volumes. I know farmers, younger than me, who ate meat with lots of growth hormones, and they grew large and tall, then died early deaths. For those who's only choice is self and self-indulgence, light up the barbecue, unwrap the 'sanitized', no-blood-can-be-found, horse steak or leg of dog! What? It's just "meat"!
Not everyone has the same path in this life.
Not everyone will have the same exact priorities.
We have been programmed for decades and decades that it’s ok to consume the innocent.
We have been programmed that innocent beings don’t have feelings, that they don’t mourn their losses. That they don’t hurt in agony while being boiled alive and gassed. Sadly they don’t have that choice to die. We have been programmed that it’s “normal” to have their throats slit. We were raised and programmed in a certain way. As adults it’s up to us to create our own path and choose what’s right for us.
Cruelty is cruelty not everyone has the same level of consciousness. We are dealing with decades and decades of programming, so it’s going to take decades and decades for it to be undone.
There are more options than just tofu.
Am currently watching, ‘What the Health’ and it’s an eye opener into how the charities that are supposed to want to cure disease don’t want to talk about changing of diet.
Business is business, apparently. But if you look into it, it’s very sad. Unfortunately it’s not news, but professionals confirming the fears.
Some of these laws are ones that I was concerned about in the Transatlantic agreement after Brexit.
Thank you for this important topic. In the world of today there are many viable substitutes for animal products. Lots of selections for plant based milks and cheeses and even meats. Tofu is just one of many options which includes Seitan, Tempeh (which is often soy based but not always) and many other.The different ways of preparing burgers (a lot from beans) gives one more choices than the meat based version.
When in Viet Nam we saw lots of advertisements for restaurants serving dogs and cats and the worms that make silk are also eaten.
Once my sister who was visiting us made some chicken breasts. When we came home the smell hit us. It smells just like what it is, burning flesh.
We get called vege-nazis but that's a misnomer since we are trying to lower the suffering in the world, not increase it.