Quote: Originally Posted by karrie
I don't know that I'd trust a social worker who views most of her clients as no better than animals, which is exactly what she's done if you look at her comparing marginalized people to mistreated animals.
The fact that even her friends haven't stuck by her, tells me that there is more to her story, more to how she offends people, than just the fact that she's a vegan from Turkey. Colleges and Universities are riddled with vegans.
That's what I was thinking.... but I'll go a little further and say that I think she must be off her rocker a little bit with her beliefs if she's also lost friends over her views.
Her views are her own..... they're her choice, one could even call it her way of life, but protecting her choice to the point where everyone should simply agree with her and not question it or to allow it to possibly affect others in the job she wishes to take in the future (otherwise it's descrimination) is a bit silly.
Then she goes on to use the race card, claiming that if she was white and born in the country, she would have been treated differently...... sorry, but she lost the argument when she did this, because I don't care if you're white, purple or green, born in Canada or not..... if anybody decided to study to be a "Social Worker" and then related minorities to being nothing more than animals, the end result would have been the same, as they clearly don't know wtf they're talking about.
And spouting complaints about it all being about discrimination in order to try and force your position to be right, doesn't work either.
If you want to live a vegan life and have certain beliefs towards the treatment of animals, fine, go fill your boots.... so long as it doesn't have an affect on your abilities to do your job properly or to pass the tests/exams you need to in order to get into that career.
So what's the point here?
To try and get protected as some minority in order to be able to continue being a nut job? What's next? Vegans starting up their own church and going door to door to finger wag at people not to eat animals or use animal products?
Then they get public funding for their crap.
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss
We don't need meat and are healthier without it. Becoming a vegetarian is in fact good for us, the environment and the well being of the sentient creatures (with fully developed nervous systems) that we slaughter everyday.
This is a personal choice, but society will continue to move in that direction. One gambit that we have to get over in order to help settle this is for people to accept death, but not slaughter.
The reality is that you can't easily grow/farm enough veggies for the human population (as well as the animal population) in certain areas of the world. You will have people in certain climates and environments where water and vegetation isn't easy to come by, but animals are. Many of these animals eat vegetation in these areas that humans can not process.... but they can process these animals.
So lets say we do stop eating all animals.... what do we do with all the cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, etc. that are currently in farms?
Shall we just let them loose and roam free?
I can already think of a handfull of problems that would come from doing that and the most likely outcome would be the greater majority of these farmed animals would be slaughtered & disposed of.
If we don't, then we still need to make sure these animals don't suffer from a lack of food for them when they're released.... and since they're going to probably live their entire lives beyond what they normally would.... and reproduce without control...... you won't just have humans all being dependant on vegetation to survive, but you'll have a huge animal population exploding that requires vegetation as well.
.... What about clothing?
People need clothing when it gets too cold and people need clothing to protect them from the sun, or rain, or whatever..... many of our clothing products are made from animals..... whether that's sheep wool, leather, fur, whatever..... so with the hardcore vegan mentality, we can't use any animal products...... so I guess that means everybody living in the arctic will simply die..... everybody living in areas that have snowy winters, like all of Canada, much of Europe, most of the US, Russia, Asia, etc..... will all end up dead from freezing to death when the first winter comes in.
Small price to pay for the well being of cows & pigs I suppose.
We already have a problem with many in the world starving and not getting enough food...... and most of these people live in areas where it is too dry or too cold to grow vegetables that can be eaten by humans, let alone year round..... which means they either starve & die....... they migrate & over populate areas where food can be grown..... or nations that can grow these foods, have to grow even more, then export them to these areas of the world who need it, which will be very costly that most wouldn't even be able to afford the food. These nations would also have to use up a lot of their land to grow all of this food as well.
Sure, in a rainbow hippy world, the rich & well off yuppies in developed nations might be able to live well off by eating nothing but veggies..... but in reality, it's impossible to expect the entire world population to be able to survive in such an environment, while having all of these other animals left to breed and eat everything in site without control.
Oh wait.... even most vegans end up having to pop pills to supliment many of the nutrients they're missing in their diet that are difficult to get by regular veggie eating.
Hell, let's go yet another step further......
If vegans want to treat animals equally as we treat humans..... then that should work both ways, in that many animals still hunt, kill and eat other animals for their survival..... so if animals are allowed to kill and eat other animals.... and we're animals too..... shouldn't we be able to eat other animals as well?
Oh no, we can eat other animals, I forgot.
Why can't we?
Because we're supposed to be smarter and more evolved than other animals, thus the rules we apply to ourselves can't be applied to animals......
...... so...... Anaimals and Humans are not Equal, are they?
If Animals and Humans are equal, then if we're not supposed to eat meat, then we should have to force all animals to not eat meat as well.
We should all be vegans..... human and animal alike.
^ All of this is why I don't take Vegans seriously, why their reasoning to me is completely stupid & short sighted........ and if they truly were Vegans and believed what they preach, they would go out and live in the woods away from many of the things they take for granted in our societies that they're unaware come from animals in one way or another.
They would live in the woods, naked, eating bean sprouts & grass..... and then die when the winter comes.
Last edited by Praxius; Nov 16th, 2011 at 07:44 PM..