I'm sorry if you find some of us vegans so offensive. Trust me; you aren't the only one. I've had experiences where I'm chased out of an establishment as soon as they realise I'm vegan. It's like I'm asking to eat real live babies or something.
But I would like to point out that you're overgeneralising things. I like to eat faux meat; yeah. If it's cooked well. There are hundreds of ways to do so. But not because I crave meat in itself. I actually went against my diet a few times while eating out with the parents; since they're so against my lifestyle. Not once could I say there was a serious improvement in my gastronomic experience; there wasn't a sense of "release" or incredible enjoyment at all. Not only that, I felt this clogged, heavy sensation in my guts afterwards. And popped out a few pimples. ==
I guess meat just doesn't do it for me anymore. (*shrugs)
I almost see your point. They're eating food that's made to look and taste like the food that they object to. Still, it's not the look or taste that they object to (from my understanding anyway). It's the animals pain and suffering. So really it doesn't seem that hypocritical to me.
I'm not a vegetarian BTW. I do buy my grass fed cow milk/butter, my eggs cage-free/local, and my meat humanely raised though. It's terrible how they treat animals, and it's probably terrible for you if you eat them too! Who the heck wants to eat all those hormones and antibiotics? YUCK!
Sometimes eating meat has a lot of health benefits too though.. It depends per person.
I agree with you on the faux meat. There's plenty of other options if you don't want to eat meat. Like mushrooms, vegetarian cheese, eggs, etc. Fake meat is expensive as hell and usually not very tasty imo
I am vegetarian for health reasons and not moral ones (I do feel healthier and it's also a way cheaper lifestyle actually) but rarely eat tofu. I don't like the taste too much. Also most tofu is made out of soy which is bad on big amounts. That being said, there's no reason to hate on people who do eat it because of their morality, it's just food bro.
OprahWinfreyXFeatured By OwnerJan 7, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't hate on people who eat based on moral objection, but I do see a problem with morally objecting and consuming a product that propagates the enterprise in which you object to. I think it's fine and dandy that you object to eating meat for health reasons and it would be fine by me if you morally object to it, I just want people to stay true to what they believe not and consume stuff that resembles that which they find immoral. I'm sorry if I offended you.
not really offended, but I do think that it's ok for that people to eat that, it's just that they're against the actual meat because of where it came from whereas tofu is just fabricated without killing animals, which is why they prefer it. So they don't really contradict themselves by eating tofu. Which is what I tried to say.
The ones that are more annoying are the vegans who claim they are vegan because they are compassionate and care about the deaths of animals, then turn around and say they wish people who don't agree with them would die in some brutal way. Unfortunately it seems a good number of vegans do this (but nowhere near all of them).
xxEvilBlondiexxFeatured By OwnerJan 6, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
That's... kind of a retarded argument. Vegetarians aren't opposed to eating meat because they think they're above finding it delicious. They're opposed to it because they don't want animals to be killed in the process of making it. I don't see what's wrong with something just tasting like a cow or a chicken or even a human (if they made that) when none of those animals were actually harmed in the process of making it. This being said, I am not a vegetarian, but I see why someone would become one from a moral standpoint.
Your mistake is in thinking that your reason for becoming vegetarian is everyone's reason for becoming vegetarian, or should be everyone's reason. Don't worry, though, you should outgrow your self-involved thinking eventually.
How is it hypocritical to eat something meat flavored that isn't actually dead animal flesh? The point of it is (for many people, anyway) that nothing 'sentient' died for their food, the taste part doesn't matter. If it tastes like bacon but has no pig in it, why is it wrong, why do you care, and why would you snub your nose at them? You're not being a "better" vegetarian for not eating something based on taste.
It really depends on how people go vegetarian in the first place. In one of my classes we were shown videos of behind the scenes in slaughter houses, a lot of classmates suddenly turned vegetarian, even I considered it but in the end couldn't give up meat. The problem with the sudden change is these people grew up with delicious meat and I suppose needed an alternative for what they were giving up. These people loved meat, but they morally objected to supporting the slaughter houses that gave those animals a miserable life before being slaughtered.
This is why I got the stuff. I was forced to quit being a vegetarian though, because I live with my parents, and get hardly any money to myself, and they kept bitching all the time about the smell of the veggie foods. But yeah, I still loved bacon and chicken and pork, I just didn't want to support the slaughterhouses.