Saturday, April 25, 2015

One graphic

makes clear the silliness of the "but we're predators" argument.

We get confused really really easily. If we omit technology, including fire for cooking, then humans eating other animals sort of disappears as a viable survival method. We don't "naturally" kill and eat living beings any more than we "naturally" drive automobiles.


joan.kyler said...

That's right. I've never seen a baby or toddler approach an animal with the intent to kill it and eat it. It has to be taught to do the wrong things.

Have Gone Vegan said...

Makes you wonder, eh, why seeing clearly is so difficult for a supposedly superior species.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Joan and HGV.

Joan...yup...bending toward the bad has to happen.

HGV: The problem with the "superior" adjective is that we assigned it to ourselves. The rabbits and cat that live here would vehemently disagree.

Christine said...

Humans could not kill animals without a weapon or eat them without cooking. When you think about it this makes it obvious that we are not naturally meat eaters. Nearly two thousand years ago Plutarch said:

“...for the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being.

If you declare that you are naturally designed for such a diet, then first kill for yourself what you want to eat. Do it, however, only through your own resources, unaided by cleaver or cudgel or any kind of axe”

Most people do not think it through.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Christine. You identify what seems to be one of the major failings of our species...not thinking it through.