It’s funny how many people aggressively try to find inconsistencies or flaws among animal activists, in an attempt (I presume) to discredit their whole philosophy. i.e.: “Oh you’re vegan? What about the poor ants you crush when walking down the street? You know the rubber tires on your car probably contain cow parts.” Do these same people look at volunteers treating Ebola-stricken African children and condemn them for wearing cotton t-shirts that were likely made in sweatshops?
We can only do the best we can do. As we learn more and have better options, we can make better choices. Let’s focus on that, shall we?
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?