Priorities

I was directed to this via Facebook and I feel it makes some fantastic points. We can also speak up about more than one cause and I, for one, do exactly that.

We choose our battles, yes, and this is ours.

planetaryvegan

When promoting veganism, I regularly hear the argument that human issues are more important.

Sometimes it’s implied that humans would starve without eating animals, and so we must kill and eat them. I make no moral judgements about people who would otherwise go hungry if they did not eat animal products, but it is disingenuous for us, here in the western world, to claim that we could not make do with an alternative food source. We have plenty of things we could eat that didn’t once have dreams.

If I were marooned on a desert island, and the only option was to hunt and kill for food, I do not claim that I would stick to my vegan principles in such desperate times. But I am not marooned on a desert island.

If a building were on fire, and I had to save either a human or a cow, I…

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