After 90 years of producing dairy products, Elmhurst now produces plantbased drinks instead. Its owner Henry Schwartz, has become vegan himself, too.
More and more companies are offering plantbased alternatives to the environmentally destructive animal ones. Campina, Kips and Melkan are a few examples of companies who offer plantbased products today. The world is changing and farmers should change along.
I, as a former cattle rancher, have too.
Over 50 billion animals are raised for slaughter each year. In order to feed them, it takes far more land, water and crops to feed them than it does to just feed us 7 billion humans on plants. The number of animals being farmed is unsustainable in fact, causing all kinds of pollution as a result of their manure and the greenhouse gases released, which is more harmful than all traffic pollution combined. Disagree with me? Please feel free to research it, but it's by definition going to require additional farming, space, resources, water...
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of...
Greenhouse gas emissions.
World hunger (result of the aforementioned destruction).
Species extinction (also because of the aforementioned destruction).
It's never going to be sustainble. It's never going to be kind. And it is never, by definition, going to be humane.
The words 'humane' and 'slaughter' put together, are what is known in the English language as an oxymoron, i.e. 2 words that contradict each other when put together. To use the term 'humane slaughter' is as nonsensical as to say 'humane rape', 'humane slavery', or 'humane holocaust'—regarding the latter point, some synonyms for 'slaughter' in the dictionary are 'bloodbath', 'massacre', and 'holocaust'... given that it does not make sense to use the term humane for any of those 3 words, neither can it make sense to say it for the word those synonyms derive from.
Ask yourself this question: is there a nice way to kill someone who doesn't want to die? Given that animals want to live, and value their lives as we value ours, there is no nice way to kill them.
In any case, anyone looking at the methods we use to kill farmed animals can see for themselves that it's not 'humane'. Whether the animal is stunned with a bolt gun or prongs, or whether it's by gas chamber, or whether they are killed via the Halal/Schechita method, these are not exactly methods we would use to euthanise even someone who did want to die.
I've often thought living on a cherry farm would be quite nice.
Mmm, grape smoothie.
Also I see a strawman fallacy.
Also, what's the "Strawman"? Please enlighten me so I can change it?
And what do you mean, propaganda? The meat/dairy/egg industries literally spouse propaganda like "you need the babymilk of another species mama for calcium" and "u need meat for pwotein and B12". All I do is debunk their propaganda.
And are you saying that humans can't evolve morally? Guess you've never heard about women's right to vote, ending segregation or LGBT rights to get married, then? Next up is animal rights.
Yet meat can cause cancer, cholesterol, etc.
Actually, no god demands to kill animals.
And plants can cause quite a few problems as well when ingested and don't forget that if we were to decide farms entirely to growing plants that have protein then that could negatively impact the environment.
Humans are also inherently omnivorous meaning we must eat both plants and animals. Yes you can argue it's cruel but we hunted and killed animals just the same before agriculture and farming. It's true that there is inhumane methods of raising and slaughtering animals but there is movements meant to better the animals' life before their end. The main reason people also go vegan or vegetarian is because of health reasons as well, like allergies to certain foods like meat or eggs. Though I will say some people choose the diet also or just for their belief of not wanting to promote the farming of animals.
I'm not trying to negate your belief or preference in a vegan life style as that is your choice but forcing it upon others or pushing what you believe is fact without proof isn't going to aid you or the vegan cause. Facts are much more convincing to get people on your side than saying things like 'plants have proteins too' without knowing the nutritional facts. The movement is more than just 'save the animals' but also 'here are the nutritional facts and proofs that may convince you to go vegan or support my movement.'
2. That's no excuse to kill animals. Many vegans have lived for many years without the need to consume meat.
"The main reason people also go vegan or vegetarian is because of health reasons as well, like allergies to certain foods like meat or eggs." The real reason why people go vegan is because there is no reason to kill animals. They deserve to live as well.
3."Facts are much more convincing to get people on your side than saying things like 'plants have proteins too' without knowing the nutritional facts." Like this comic? This comic is showing facts.
It is true that there are vegans that are forcing others to become vegan, but there are other vegans that are showing others what they actually do to the animals in order to get meat. Which are facts.
And while there is vegans who have lived long on such a diet, it's because they were also careful with their diet and how they or what they ate. And you claim the main reason people become vegan is for the sake of the animals, you forget most do it for the health benefits or for their health alone. I have a friend who is vegan because of allergies and health issues but also follows the movement against animal killing. But you can not tell me they became vegan first because of wanting to protect animals as I'm sure their health came first. Yes, animals deserve to live but will you tell that same comment to a tiger who kills to eat or a dog who require meat as an essential part of their diet house pet or not? Please, go tell the a wolf or a fox that the elk or rabbit it had killed to eat deserved to live as much as it does. I'll say now, killing animals in excess is very wrong but we still need meat regardless but if one wishes to be vegan, go ahead.
As for this comment and what you state, please do direct me to the sources the artist provides to back their point? What citations or resources were provided to back their statement like reliable articles not made by Peta or actually fact filled research from someone who knows their ins and outs of the matter, not outdated videos from 7 to 2 years ago. Let me know what places are using such methods of slaughter than show me a video of the graphic and horrid manner a cow is killed or animals gassed so I know where to stay away from when I wish to buy a steak or pork. I am aware these methods and it's common knowledge to those who look into the matter but it's not something we can stop easily. My point is in how the animal is raised and how there is methods more humane than the halal method as I can agree that is inhumane. But looking into where one's meat comes from is the start of finding a place one can trust is humane enough should they still not want to go vegan. There are much better methods than decapitating an animal cruelly but if you don't think we wouldn't fire arrows into animal when hunting before agriculture, you are mistaken. I'm not saying that the way some industries raise their animals is right or that slaughter is humane but such things can be changed much easier than forcing farmers to stop raising animals because it's more humane. Industries like the ones displayed in the video can also be anywhere from third world countries or somewhere in a place like Russia. Start with the actual problem of inhumane industrial methods in raising the animals than trying to get people to stop eating meat.
Enough protein? Please tell me how much is "enough"?
And you claim the main reason people become vegan is for the sake of the animals, you forget most do it for the health benefits or for their health alone." Or, you know, because of their beliefs? Or how they were raised?
Some animals eat their own shit. Should we eat out own shit just because animals can?
Read her comics and you will find out.
If only people were a fraction as agreeable as that farmer.
Why is the bunny on a milkshake? Is that a coconut milkshake he's drinking or is the farmer distracted by thoughts of milkshakes?
In any case, the livelihoods of those on the side of the oppressor is not worth more than the lives of the oppressed. Just as it would not be ethical to continue human slavery on the basis that plantation owners would be put out of work, so too is it unethical to continue animal slavery for fear of farm owners and slaughtermen being put out of work.