Sooo…there are a lot of interesting ideas out there about veganism. I find a lot of them on facebook, and recently I found some on a meme that was floating around – something about vegans eating grass :p (Yeah, we’ve all heard that one). For some reason this seemed to provoke non-vegans more than actual vegans. I decided to take a few screenshots and turn their comments into a Vegan Q&A.
Please note, I do not think English is the first language of these commenters.
Actually, red meat consumption has dropped 15% in the past 10 years while demand for vegetarian and vegan products grows. Even if food producers don’t care about animals, they do care about money. They will give us what we demand with our dollars.
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, which has seed in its fruit; to you it shall be for food.” – Genesis 1:29
God gave us dominion, or stewardship, over the animals – that is, He put them in our care. At the very least, we should consider this when buying cheap factory farmed meat, dairy, and eggs. Do you really know where your food came from? Do you think that’s how God wants us to care for His creation?
If we stopped breeding animals for food, eventually there would be fewer cows, pigs, chickens, etc and there would be more than enough greens (and grains) for everyone.
The beauty of being human is we have the ability to reason, whereas animals rely on instinct. We’ve already come up with tons of alternatives to meat, dairy, and eggs and continue to do so using our brains in a way animals are unable to. Lucky for you because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to use the internet to leave these comments since we’d probably all still be living in caves and urinating in bushes.
Wow, what can I say… Well, most of us don’t go vegan because of taste. Although there are some vegans that can’t stomach anything that remotely resembles a dead animal, for many of us we’ll eat it as long as it’s not actually made of dead animals. By the way, hamburger refers to a beef burger. The Merriam-Webster definition of burger is “a food that is like a hamburger but that is not made from beef.” And the example they give is tofu burger!
Interestingly some people really do believe meat tastes better if the animal has suffered, such as the people that take part in the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China (the dog above is being boiled alive). I really don’t know what to say to anyone that believes this is okay.
Plants don’t have a central nervous system. They don’t have feelings.
First of all, veggies don’t come from the “vegan industry” and are not all that expensive. You may spend more on vegan convenience foods (I mean, I think you definitely will), but not if you’re preparing your own food. Things like beans and rice, salads, and even homemade vegan nachos and pizza are actually pretty inexpensive. And did you know you can easily make your own meat substitutes from scratch for a fraction of the price of store-bought? I’ll be sharing my recipe for vegan ribs in the near future.
If you have any questions about veganism, feel free to comment below! And for my veg friends, what’s the weirdest anti-vegan comment you’ve gotten?