Have you also ever "I love meat and could never give up the taste" as an argument for continuing to eat meat? I can tell you for sure: as a vegan, this definitely happens to you more often. But does this saying really justify the ecological and social consequences of meat consumption? And the things we do to animals in the Factory farming to be able to eat meat?
I would like to explore this question in this short article and show whether "I love meat" is a logical argument or just a weak excuse for not eating meat. live vegan.
"I love meat" and couldn't give up the taste
I also loved meat for a large part of my life. But at some point I realized that the delicious taste was a rather weak argument for continuing to eat meat.
I simply asked myself the following question: "Do I think my taste buds are more important than the life of an animal?" - Like most of us, my answer to this was a resounding no. But as I was still eating a lot of meat and other animal products at the time, my values and my actions didn't fit together. Citing personal taste as an argument against a plant-based diet then felt like an inappropriate, strange and dishonest excuse, basically admitting that my taste buds are more important to me than the life of an animal. An animal that I let someone else kill just to satisfy my craving for meat. Also Cruelty to animals and I would accept the consequences for our planet through my meat consumption.
From this point onwards, I deliberately cut back on my consumption of animal products and eventually stopped. Simple, so that my values and my actions fit together again. Fortunately, there are now countless plant-based meat alternatives, such as soy-based burger patties or pea-based schnitzel. They look, taste and even chew identically. This also makes it easier than ever before to eat vegan.
Tip: If you're not completely convinced yet, then be sure to check out these vegan documentaries on. I was finally won over by the Dominion film because it is simply brutally honest and shows real images of factory farming.
Love flesh and ignore sacrifice - this is selfishness
I can totally relate if someone loves meat and has a hard time getting away from it. The taste of meat is great, I still say that today. But it was not the reason why I no longer eat animal products. My main reason is that my own diet would have innocent and emotional victims, even though it is absolutely not necessary. Added to this are the Deforestation of the rainforests, the climate change and all the others Environmental problems of our time. Resource-intensive livestock farming makes so many of humanity's challenges a mammoth task. And of course the health aspects are also an important factor for me. All this just for my taste buds? That's selfish.
"I love meat" is simply not a logical argument for knowingly exploiting and killing animals and destroying the planet on which we ourselves and our children and grandchildren have to live.
PS.: "I alone can't change anything" is another popular argument. But each individual is an important part of the change. Take a look at the article about the Reasons for vegans not to drink milkto find out what you can achieve simply by using rice, oat or almond milk as an alternative to cow's milk.