Fuck PETA. They’re offering to help ten families in Detroit with their bills if they agree to become vegan.
Holy shit that is some straight up white saviour missionary style bullshit. Only with quinoa instead of bibles.
we will help you
but only ONLY if you accept tofu as your lord and savior
forever hatin’ peta
I’m sorry, what?
Veganism isn’t about perfection, it is about minimising our harm as much as possible. We can always improve, of course, but nobody can attain perfection in any part of life.
The reason I get so incredibly frustrated with people who challenge this sort of thing, is that they seem to feel that because perfection can’t be attained, it’s not worth bothering with. That’s a seriously irrational attitude to have and if they had it with all elements of life, they’d pretty much do nothing all day and likely become mentally unbalanced as well. It is not a healthy way to look at things.
These people also seem to forget that they eat vegetables too. Not only that, but they actually account for more crops harvested (and therefore more animal deaths, more worker abuse, etc etc) because not only do they eat these, but they eat large animals who guzzle thousands of pounds of grains and feed in their short lifetimes. Veganism is not a perfect, angelic way of life - but it does help to limit our impact on small animals and insects and other creatures (never mind, of course, the animals we don’t consume anyway), because it still takes up far less land and resources to grow plant materials. If these people cared about these points, the logical step would be to become vegan, as it would account for far less habitat destruction and accidental death in agriculture.