MVP #053 – Being Vegan and Ethical Consistency

Posted: 2015-05-15 in don't eat meat, family, love animals, podcast, vegan

Milking cats. Sure, talk about milking and eating your house pets…

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MVP #053 – Ethical Consistency – Stop Being an Idiot

Not really a yawn. Social media threads with conflict between vegans and carnists (meat eaters).

Vegans tend to raise questions, expose issues and identify what is wrong.

Factory Farms, crammed full of animals.

Are animals supposed to have a happy life? Yes / No

Are they fulfilling their purpose by becoming our food.

Vegan

veg·an
ˈvēɡən/
noun
a person who does not eat or use animal products.
“I’m a strict vegan”

Plant Based for health reasons

A plantbased diet is one based on vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruit, with little or no animal products (including dairy). It may refer to: Vegan diet: a plantbased diet with no food from animal sources.

Meat Eaters that don’t care about the animals welfare because their religion says the animals don’t have souls.

What Is Carnism?

Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals. Carnism is essentially the opposite of veganism; “carn” means “flesh” or “of the flesh” and “ism” denotes a belief system. Most people view eating animals as a given, rather than a choice; in meat-eating cultures around the world people typically don’t think about why they find the flesh of some animals disgusting and the flesh of other animals appetizing, or why they eat any animals at all. But when eating animals is not a necessity for survival, as is the case in much of the world today, it is a choice – and choices always stem from beliefs.

**SOME THINGS JUST AREN’T RIGHT**

Historically: Raising animals for your own consumption.

Now we have a several generation deep tradition of holiday meat feasts.

Dairy and meat industry have influenced the food pyramid. Some more unbiased versions of recommendations are shown from University of Michigan and Harvard below.

 

food-pyramid

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Is eating meat the right thing to do? Some situations require it. Understood.

We make choices because we are able to. Underdeveloped countries and poorer communities don’t have the same advantage of being able to choose the fast food drive through as opposed to food from their own fields.

What better choices can we make for our health? Consider a stronger whole food diet.

Infographic on grams of protein per 100g of a food:

Get educated so you can see the options available to you.

What’s in your salad? Lazy vegan salad toppings…

Where do you get your fiber?

If Vegans Said the Stuff Meat-Eaters Say

Is hunting necessary? Breeding deer then releasing them into the wild in order to have something to hunt…I wonder how the government is regulating these start up farms that sell direct to local restaurants.
http://www.deerfarmer.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=107:questions-and-answers-about-deer-farming
http://www.deerforums.org/index.php?/topic/10374-just-a-little-more-hypocrisy/

Make a difference. Be responsible. Speak up when you know something is wrong. Speak up when you can prevent something bad from happening.

Be the example. Become the person you want other people to be.

Are cattle keeping our water hostage?

We force the animals to reproduce. Reduce the demand, reduce the available profits, reduce the number of factory farmed animals.

How consistent are you ethically? Is it okay to kill certain animals and not others? Can we force feed geese, but not dogs? Where do you draw the line?

Milking cats? How is that different than what we do with cows?

Could you have a litter of puppies … and then eat them?

What beliefs were you brought up with?

Vegan kickstart
http://pcrm.org/kickstartHome/

Trying Vegan facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TryingVegan/

pH of your poop…(lower is better) Stool pH and colon cancer from nutritionfacts.org
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/stool-ph-and-colon-cancer/

Nutritionfacts.org  contains an encyclopedia of research comparison to help cut through the acres of research. Nice work!

Educate yourself to the alternatives and the reasons WHY change is necessary.

Be thoughtful. Ask questions. Do good things. Help yourself and others live long and healthful lives.

Find community. Find support.

Mark

mark@mochavegan.com

@mochavegan
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