Can we please put to rest the “but humans have always _____” argument? I can’t understand how tradition or habit justifies anything we do, especially when that thing requires cruelty or exploitation. We’ve all studied history…we know how many horrific, silly, dangerous, unsanitary, immoral, etc. things our species has taken part in over the years. Isn’t the point of progress, research, and education to find a better way? To make our generation’s chapter in future history books less embarrassing than those that came before?
Question for people who don’t identify as “vegan”: Where do you draw the line on animal cruelty/suffering?
(I’m genuinely curious; here’s hoping anyone reading this refrains from attacks & insults)
What makes it acceptable or unacceptable?