@5 months ago with 1315 notes
How emotionally disconnected people are from the billions of non human animals that are slaughtered each year sickens me. When it happens to a cat or dog it is abuse, but when it happens to a cow, chicken or pig it is just industry. Your cognitive dissonance is literally lethal.
It is easy to strip all resemblance of life from these animals when they are killed in slaughterhouses, dismembered by butchers, packaged then conveniently placed in the supermarket for you to purchase. Their suffering is kept out of sight to keep it out of your mind, but make no mistake:
- Your food is a product of oppression.
- Your food is a product of exploitation
- Your food is a product of murder.
- Your food was once their life.
And no, I will NEVER stop reminding you of this.
I respect your right to have these feelings and I respect your right to make the choice to be vegan.
Can’t you respect my choice to eat meat?
I’m not asking for you to endorse it or change your lifestyle, I just want you to respect my choice.
Don’t throw your beliefs in my face, I don’t do it to you.
You’re no better than people who force their religious views on others. Do you want to be self-righteous? Because I’d love to hear how veganism makes you better than me.