One of the most important things any and all living things posses.
Humans have created a world where we have become like cattle ourselves.
We originally began farming animals by taking advantage of their instincts. We are the shepherd right up until the cattle's final moment at which
point we reveal ourselves as the predator.
Instinct kicks in all the same, even though we have distanced ourselves from it, as though it is beneath us.
Instinct keeps us alive, to over ride it is to become food.
Death = Food, no matter how you swing it, something dies so something else can eat.
Vegan is a concept not a real thing, it's an idea. for some, a moral imperative but still just an idea.
It doesn't actually exist in the strictest sense in reality but only in the minds of those that choose to live this way.
If your about to starve to death you will react in one of two ways (and only humans do this btw, our big brains in action)
1. You let instinct keep you alive and eat whatever you can.
2. you over-ride instinct and choose to die, at which point something else eats you.
Be a Vegan, go for it. good for you for making a difficult choice and choosing a more complicated lifestyle. But don't assume that you are morally
superior, your still an animal and part of the earths eco-system, like every other living thing on this planet.
And therein lies the irony. Vegans take a 'moral' stance but the truth is your only distancing yourself from the rest of life on this planet, trying
to rise above it. You can't. You ARE it.
ADD: There is not a single living creature on this planet that is not in a symbiotic relationship. The human body is like a micro-cosim analogue for
the world, we live with millions of different kinds of bacteria on and in us, without which we could not exist.
Most people want to do the 'right thing' and we still have a LONG way to go before we manage to live a perfectly balanced and natural, symbiotic life.
NO ONE has it right, Vegans are just another extreme, their motivation is good but the thinking behind it is incomplete, THIS is what i am trying to
point out here.
Vegans, don't rest on your laurels, you still have more to work out. The journey is not yet complete.
edit on 3-12-2011 by Raivan31 because:
added some stuff to the end.