Do you believe it is wrong to needlessly harm a living creature?
If you answered yes, congratulations you have a heart. If you answered no, you should probably seek psychiatric help immediately.
It’s 2015, and the world is finally waking up to the fact that we do not need to eat meat in order to be healthy and survive, and in fact science is proving that a plant based diet is actually healthier than diets that include animal corpses and their bodily fluids.
But even as vegan restaurants are popping up in cities all over the world at an encouraging rate, the facts are still incredibly depressing. Facts like:
Every second, more than 3,000 animals are murdered in slaughterhouses around the world so that people can get fat on burgers and chicken wings.
Each year, more than 100,000,000 animals are tortured and murdered in US laboratories in the name of “science”.
Each year, over 50,000,000 animals raised on “fur farms” are murdered every year so that people can participate in conspicuous consumption and look oh-so-fabbbulousssss wearing skin.
The list could go on and on. Not only are these facts atrocious, but the reasons for these atrocities are absolutely needless. We do not NEED to eat animal flesh and bodily fluids in order to be healthy, we do it for completely selfish reasons. We do not NEED to wear fur or leather to be warm or clothed, we do so for completely selfish reasons. We do not NEED to torture animals in a day and age where we have a pretty damn good understanding of what is and isn’t toxic to humans, we do this for “curiosity”.
The point is, every second humans are harming numerous animals either with their own hands or through their own purchases, for no real need at all. Why is this? Because humans believe that they are better than animals. This belief is called “speciesism”. The belief that one being is intrinsically better than another for reasons based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc is generally pooh-poohed by the majority of intelligent people, and yet speciesism is still running amok.
I know it’s totally unpopular to be so matter of fact on social media these days, and this post will most likely be met with the sound of crickets, but come on people, it’s time to realize that speciesism is just another horrible “ism” that needs to be erased from human kind.
It’s time to evolve and include the well being of animals and the earth in our daily choices.