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"But lions eat meat, so why is it bad if we do it?"
Before I became vegan, these were 2 arguments I once used. I never thought about the absurdity of the arguments, in fact: I never thought about it AL ALL. I just blindly copied it from other people in my culture. (Yes they are extremely stupid arguments, stop laughing, I didn't know better back then!) But then I stopped and thought about it one day. Is a form of senseless violence really justified by saying that a lion does it?"Lions do it"
Wild animals kill to survive. They must kill to eat, otherwise they would die. Whether they kill on instinct or are aware of their predicament is irrelevant, we are not in their situation. If you live in modern society and have access to crops, vegetables, fruit, grains etc, then you have no obligation or need for animal products. Also, lions exhibit all kinds of behaviour that you would seek to avoid, for instance, violent territorial disputes, and male lions will kill the cubs of a female he wishes to mate with because she won't mate while she has cubs around. Lions are not good ethical role models.