A Vegan's View on "Cute and Cuddly Versus Creepy Crawly"

December 20, 2010
After reading ''cute and cuddly versus creepy crawly" in the November issue i had an urge to to share my opinion. I am a vegan. For those who don't know what what a vegan versus a vegetarian is, a vegetarian doesn't eat meat but eats eggs and milk products. Where as a vegan doesn't eat meat, eggs or milk products of any kind. My point is though is that i completely agree with that article. I get made fun of ofter by people because of my choice to be a vegan. People tell me how much they love their meat and other comments. Many of those people most likely go home a few hours later though and welcome their pet with open arms, while they deny their mom as she tries to tell them what naughty acts their beloved pet did while they were at school. So what is the difference between chewing on some pig or protecting a pet? like as stated in "cute and cuddly versus creepy crawly" it is society. It's the way our society developed. And sadly the way our society can't accept anything that is different. We are so horrified by as someone eating an animal our society chooses to admire and adore. those people or people like me who choose not to eat any animal are looked down on. Since when is having a different view then most people a bad thing? That question i don't know, but i do know our society isn't going to change. This society will pick on people who aren't "normal" to make them feel better about themselves. The only way to change this society is to be the rebel who stands strong in their views and who is active in what they believe in.

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Treefiddy said...
Jan. 3, 2011 at 1:20 am

I'm curious, are you a vegan primarily for health or moral purposes? Whenever a vegan tells me that it is for moral purposes, I get a little nervous about where they draw the line between the moral distinction between animals and humans. PETA for example, sees humans and animals as having the exact same moral worth. Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of PETA, released a book entitled "A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy", which shows that a rat or a pig or a dog all have the same value as a human boy.<... (more »)

antoinettelouise replied...
Jan. 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm
im vegan mainly for moral reason, but also because its better for the earth and my health, and it cost alot less to be vegan. but im not as extreme as saying  a rat, pig, and boy are all the same, but don't get me wrong i think animals should be treated better and everything but i wouldnt say we're the same as a rat. and i know some PETA people can be a little crazy(? lack of better words, its a little harsh) but theres also some really cool PETA people, like at peta2. com but most vegan (i... (more »)
DaniKira replied...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Treefiddy - I am a vegan as well and my decision stems purely from moral reasons; The physical and environmental health are just bonuses, in my opinion. I will most definitely speak for all vegans or vegetarians when saying that yes, I do view ALL living creatures (proven) capable of emotion as equal. To me, a life is a life and a soul is a soul and it doesn't matter whether that life or soul is that of a human or animal. If given the hypothetical ultimatum that I was to choose to either save... (more »)

DaniKira replied...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

* ... most definitely NOT speak for...


Oops , typo .

antoinettelouise replied...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:50 am
thats awesome that your vegan too :) thankyou for that choice, i don't know why but i feel the need to thank someone then their vegan because of all they are doing to help and save animals and plus being vegan i know how rude people can be when they don't understand so i just want all vegans to know thats theres lots of surport behind them :)
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