CAN I JUST SAY SOMETHING ABOUT VEGANS PLEASE.
Okay, first of all, I don’t care if you consume animal products or not, just don’t sit there telling me that because I eat meat (as the omnivore I am), I am killing the planet and I’m unhealthy and disgusting. I don’t assume all vegans and vegetarians are pretentious assholes about the topic, either. My aunt is a proud vegetarian and has never told her family not to eat meat because it was her decision to be a vegetarian just like it was the rest of our decisions to eat meat.
1. Stop telling people to stop shearing sheep harms the animal in some form. The sheep were bred for the sheer (punpunpunpunpun) purpose of producing wool. So although initially sheep could go without being sheared, they can’t anymore because they were bred specifically to be sheared. If they aren’t they can develop skin diseases and die or pass from heat stroke.
2. Milk. Again, these cows were bred to constantly produce milk and if they aren’t, they will die a very painful death. It’s extremely uncomfortable for them because they will continue to produce milk but it will have nowhere to go. They will get extremely ill and die. I guess you could say they would have a mammary calamity.
Before you start preaching, know your shit.
I can’t tell if this is a troll, but I’ll treat them as serious. You can’t tell people to “know their shit” right after claiming that cows constantly produce milk and will die a painful death if they aren’t milked. Like any mammal, cows do not produce milk until they have a baby. The milk is specifically for that baby, yet we intercept and use the milk for our own consumption. Like any other mammal, once the child stops drinking it, the milk supply dries up. But even that has it’s limit so in order to keep these cows producing milk, they must be forcibly impregnated (about once a year) so they can have another calf and continue to produce milk. If they stop being milked, their supply dries up and nothing more. Also, it is generally funny to see someone say we must continue to milk cows out of concern for not wanting to cause them a painful death when that is the exact fate that every cow used for milk will face once they become “spent” and can’t produce milk at the rate the farms need.
It is absolutely your decision to consume animal products but just because something is a decision does not make it immune to criticism. As an omnivore you have a body equipped to thrive on a plant based diet, you are not a slave to your biology. You are not required to exploit animals to survive. So I don’t know if you are disgusting or unhealthy but you are without a doubt aiding in the accelerated destruction of the planet by consuming meat (at least when it’s from the industry that supplies 99% of all meat dairy and eggs to consumers in the US).