Again and again I get from meat eaters times the argument "Morality is subjective" to hear. When your counterpart resorts to this prejudice, he is also alluding, above all, to the fact that animals would not live according to a moral code. But in fact, animals are emotional beings that can feel emotions such as remorse or sadness.
In this short post, I want to briefly explain to you why "morality is subjective" is not a logical argument for eating meat.
Why "morality is subjective" is a weak argument against veganism
If morality were truly subjective, then every behavior would be socially absolutely acceptable - whether it was murder for hire, rape, or theft. I could even murder your beloved dog and you would be perfectly fine with that. So if morality is indeed subjective - why do we actually have a legal system or prisons?
So of course morality is not subjective. We all follow a moral compassaccording to which we act. That's why we're happy when we make someone laugh or proud when we've been able to help someone. And if we once do not act as our moral compass recommends, then we get feelings of remorse or guilt, for example. Feelings that, by the way, animals like dogs or pigs can also feel and show. Animals are sensitive beings. We know that. And we also know that it is immoral to take someone's life, to abuse someone, or to torture someone - especially if it happens intentionally, without it being necessary. Otherwise, when we see extreme images from the Factory farming hardly get a queasy feeling in the stomach area.
Morality is not subjective!
Therefore, just try to put yourself in the position of the suffering animal to realize, That the consumption of animal products always has a victimwho has gone through exactly such immoral ordeals. And ask yourself whether you would find it okay if this suffering were inflicted on you - and by what right you then inflict it on others.
I hope this short article could answer your question about the subjectivity of morality. Do you have any questions or another opinion about this argument against veganism? Then feel free to write me a comment.
PS.: Have you also ever used the argument "Veganism is a luxury issue" heard? In the linked article, you can find out exactly why consciously doing without animal products is anything but pure luxury.