By Published On: 12 May 2010228 words1.2 min read
Let them Eat Meat!

Image Source: World Resource Institute

I was sent a link the other day to a non-vegan website and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.  It’s called Let Them Eat Meat and it is a site dedicated to not being vegan.  The site is run by a fellow who is an ex-vegan and he does these interviews with folks who are (again) ex-vegan.  I am truly enthralled.  First, credit due- I like the layout of the site, a lot.  I like the crazy subject categories, his writing style and thoroughness in discussing something.

All of that said, obviously we disagree on what is best for humans, non-humans, and our planet.  In fact, I would be hard pressed to find something that we did agree on.  But, let’s be honest, as a vegan you know that you aren’t going to change the world overnight- so if you are going to have a debate on veganism, then it’s best to do it with someone with intelligence.  I prefer that to the “we are at the top of the food chain” folks.  So, in a way, I don’t mind reading what this ex-vegan has to say.  Though, the reasons people stop being vegan (or the ones that they give during their interviews) are- for me, not a reason to stop caring about sentient life.

Because for me, nothing can trump an animals basic right to life.

By Published On: 12 May 2010228 words1.2 min read
Let them Eat Meat!

Image Source: World Resource Institute

I was sent a link the other day to a non-vegan website and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.  It’s called Let Them Eat Meat and it is a site dedicated to not being vegan.  The site is run by a fellow who is an ex-vegan and he does these interviews with folks who are (again) ex-vegan.  I am truly enthralled.  First, credit due- I like the layout of the site, a lot.  I like the crazy subject categories, his writing style and thoroughness in discussing something.

All of that said, obviously we disagree on what is best for humans, non-humans, and our planet.  In fact, I would be hard pressed to find something that we did agree on.  But, let’s be honest, as a vegan you know that you aren’t going to change the world overnight- so if you are going to have a debate on veganism, then it’s best to do it with someone with intelligence.  I prefer that to the “we are at the top of the food chain” folks.  So, in a way, I don’t mind reading what this ex-vegan has to say.  Though, the reasons people stop being vegan (or the ones that they give during their interviews) are- for me, not a reason to stop caring about sentient life.

Because for me, nothing can trump an animals basic right to life.

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  1. [email protected] May 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    One of our lecturers is a PhD and he taught on why people have a hard time switching. Easy as “habit” leading to craving. I love myself enough to say – no, that’s not optimal for my well-being. I wanna be the grandma that’s running around playing with the kids outside…YEAH!

  2. sparklingsights May 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    “Because for me, nothing can trump an animals basic right to life.”

    AMEN!!