Wh- I-I mean, I'm glad that dog and cat eating is banned, they're too precious and close to humanity to be food, but I thought there was some unspoken rule already? People should not eat rex or sir-fluffybottom... ever
Thirdly: What's the logic behind the ban? I mean, people are still allowed to eat eggs (undeveloped baby chickens), lamb (sheep children) and bunny rabbits. I don't see why they draw the line at cats and dogs.
Unless the cow is roaming around free in a forest (and isn't one of the kinds that has had its functional physicality destroyed by decades of selective breeding etc), and happens to walk in to freely give you its milk in spite of having a calf (that hasn't been taken away from it) drinking that milk (which stops coming after the calf is gone), you're not free of constraints and violations and all of the other evils.
Not "sent to be killed". They're sold, and what happens to them is no longer something the dairy industry has any control over after that point. Most are raised to adulthood and later slaughtered for beef. Some are immediately slaughtered for veal, a much smaller market. You could literally buy them yourself if you wanted.
They're not sold, they're the wrong kind of breed for the meat industry. Stop assuming things and look into it. Besides, even if it were so, do you think that someone who know fully well what their actions would lead to (e.g. report a jew to the nazis) have no responsibility in the outcome? Excusing a heinous industry by another heinous practice doesn't really work.
They're not any LESS worthy. It doen't bother me too much that people are eating cats and dogs. I mean, it's weird, and it's not very nutritional to eat predatory animals, but it would be irrational to say that eating lamb is ok but eating a cat is not.
It is an easy answer, omnivorous capacity does not mean a necessity. Vegans are far healthier and perform better.
You are grasping for excuses. Plants are not the same kind of life forms nor do they suffer or feel pain. Some are more crystalline in nature where as outhers outrightly offer fruits as a modus of spreading. There are of course countless more arguments, if stopping barbarism isn't enough of a reason for you.
No it's not, it's a myth. Vegans life longer, perform better and lead healthier lives. A substantial part of e.g. the Indian population live on vegetables, it's not a matter of economic privilege and doesn't have to be expensive.
As far as health goes, everyone needs a balanced diet, not only vegans. You could get by without supplements if you stopped washing your vegetables and let the bacteria produce B12 in your intestines (which is how all other mammals get B12, no mammal is capable of producing it on their own) - but we live in 2018 and don't need to. Supplements are there for a reason and quite a few other things are supplemented to augment human life (e.g. iodine in salt).
A capacity does not mean an obligation or necessity. You have a capacity kill, steal and pillage as well, that doesn't mean you should. It is barbaric and I hope that humanity will be able to look back upon itself some day and see it for what it is.
Perform better than what? Somebody who eats fast food frequently? Obviously someone who doesn't will be living better than the average American. My great-grandparents lived into their 90s without any significant health problems while consuming a diet that included meat and eggs and dairy products.
Hindus aren't vegans, though. They eat dairy products and get necessary nutrients from those animal products. In summary, they're lacto-vegetarians. So yes, veganism remains something that's only possible thanks to economic privilege and global trade for the vast majority of our population.
The point is that a vegan diet can be outright and immediately dangerous to your health if not managed correctly. There are also other nutrients besides B12 that you can't get from just plant products.
More than a capacity, an instinct and a biological structure that's built for it.
There are no statistics, research or any science to support the basic, run of the mill "vegans are healthier" argument.
You'll probably now go and link me a bunch of youtube videos that are based on articles written by other vegans and/or cherry pick certain statements.
That's not grasping for excuses, I'm being genuine about it. "Plants are not the same kind of life", however, is an excuse. They're life. That's what matters.
If you're only concerned about "pain and suffering" then you're simply being pretentious. You're only vegan because it makes you feel better, not because you have any real substantial moral value. Bottom line is, life is life, and all life has a right to live, and should not be disregarded or thought less of simply because you can't anthropomorphise its reaction (yes, plants react to damage).
Oh wait, he blocked me. Well, so much for his confidence in his beliefs