I’m so over vegans preaching compassion and respect for meat, dairy and egg eaters, and when faced with a “radical” approach, their response is “Veganism is about love/peace/tolerance/respect”
Here’s news - It isn’t. It may be for some, but those are not the underlying beliefs of veganism. Because this is not a peaceful or loving issue.
The tolerance, respect and peace is for the animals. The victims. Not for their oppressors. Oppressors do not deserve love, respect, peace and tolerance. They need to learn it and act on it before they have any right to it. As a vegan activist, I am a voice for the animals. Do you think the animals would be respectful and tolerant to the people who fund and support their abuse, murder, rape, mutilation and enslavement? Because I highly doubt it.
It is healthy and natural to be angry at injustice. What is happening to animals every second of every day is injustice in its purest form. To say that those contributing to it, supporting it and DOING it deserve respect and love (on behalf of the victims - this is very important) is offensive and wrong. To say that we should be peaceful and tolerant towards those participating in the most violent, oppressive acts committed on the face of this planet is a farce.
Get angry, be radical, be militant and don’t take the passive, apologist route that so many do. What is happening is revolting, and if it were happening to humans, there would be no question of our anger. Oppressors are not the ones who need support. The victims are. Never apologize for treating them with enough dignity and respect that you refuse to coddle their oppressors.
If you think your taste buds are so incredibly important that their pleasure outweighs the entire life and suffering of an innocent being I don’t even know how you can get offended when people question your morals.