Be my guest!
And herbivores in nature don’t go grocery shopping, have farmer’s markets, cook their vege, use fertilizer or pesticides, use salad dressing, or have holier-than-thou blogs.
Some plant eaters also eat rocks to help digest their food.
So go ahead. Be a real plant eater. Eat some fucking rocks.
Okay, I’ve been holding this back for a while, but this holier-than-thou bullshit just pisses me the hell off. I’m probably going to piss off any vegetarian/vegan followers I have, but I gotta vent.
Alright, cards on the table; I’m a vegetarian. A lacto ovo vegetarian to be precise. Have been since I went to grad school and decided I wanted to seriously reduce my carbon footprint. I’m that much of an environmental geek, yes. Now, I’m pretty much in the closet about my vegetarianism. Why? Because the minute anyone finds out I’m a vegetarian they think I’m one of these preachy, I’m-better-than-you, “death-free”, meat-is-murder fuckheads!
What a person chooses to eat is their own goddamn choice. Insulting their food and their way of life because it goes against your particular set of morals is NOT going to sway them to your cause, people! That’s persecution! That’s harassment! It’s no better than someone giving you hell because you practice a different religion! STOP DOING IT! 90% of the reason omnivores are so aggressive against vegetarians is because you people won’t stop pissing them off! I’m afraid to tell people about my choice half the time, because I don’t want them thinking I’m going to start telling them slaughter house horror stories or something.
And this “real meat eaters eat every part of an animal” bullshit? For the love of god, take a basic ecology course before you hurt yourself!! How many lions have you seen actually eating bones and tendons, and all the little nasty bits left after all the rich organs and whatnot are gone? What do you think the vultures and jackals eat?!
The only reason humans managed to evolve such a large brain (the same one that allows us to farm all the legumes and soy and whatnot you get your protein from) is because at some point in our evolution, our ancestors had access to protein-rich meat. If we weren’t meant to eat meat, we wouldn’t be able to digest it! Humans aren’t “meat eaters.” We’re omnivores. We’re opportunists. We’re giant, relatively hairless, bipedal racoons. The reason our species is so ridiculously successful is because of that trait. Let’s face it, in a survival situation, vegetarian humans would be some seriously unhealthy mofos. There’s a reason you don’t see vegetarianism in societies with very limited resources. The fact that our culture has the farming technology and the means to export and import different food sources gives people the luxury of choosing to exclude meat if they want to. But that doesn’t give you the right to look down your nose at the people who don’t agree with you.
If you choose to not eat meat for whatever reason, then fine. It’s your life. But stop prancing around like you’re some sort of saint because you do. It doesn’t sway anyone to your opinion, and it makes people want to kill you. Especially the chill vegetarians like me!! D:<
Woah, damn. Way to call ‘em out. 0_0