I think the major reason is that we don’t want to identify with ourselves being the oppressor. So people would rather stay in denial, or rationalise with arguments that would have made sense in the stone age, not in the industrial or information age like—“Nature made the food chain like this, so it’s not wrong” I accept the idea of a food chain. But the food chain that has mutated to what it is today is not at all natural. We raise animals for the sole purpose of exploiting them, and killing and eating them when they’re useless to us. We don’t let baby calves walk to prevent their muscles from stiffening so that the veal we eat can be soft. That’s natural? Are we being serious?

I learned an important lesson from a friend. She once said that she wants to quit meat because she knows what’s right. But she is unable and somewhat disappointed in her for that. But someday, she will. And then she did.

What I liked about her was that she accepted the fact that she was doing something wrong instead of denying it to protect her ego. She accepted it, took her time to gather the courage and willingness to actually make a decision, and then pulled the trigger.

I’m not a vegan. I’m a vegetarian. But deep down I know I’m someday gonna end up being a vegan. I’m unable now and I too am disappointed in myself for that. But soon, I will be a vegan.

Anyway, I total agree. Veganism should be a movement. And honestly, I think no matter how much people deny, I think in the future non-vegetarianism will be frowned upon just like racism or slavery is today. Slavery seemed normal and acceptable at the time, but it’s not anymore. My opinion is that that will be the fate of non-vegetarianism as well. Or, we may learn to grow meat in the lab that’s as tasty as the one from real animals, and then it might be a win-win.

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Akshad Singi

Akshad Singi

11x top writer. Using mindfulness to induce an inner revolution. Open to gigs. Get in touch: akshadwrites@gmail.com

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