My Omnivore v Vegan Conclusion
An open letter response!
And likewise please respect my opinion and understanding, and I reiterate that, we in the West are very privileged, such that we can choose all kinds of diets, fads, lifestyles and scarcely have to worry what our next meal will be! Indeed we have food shipped in from far and sometimes at the expense of human “animal” sacrifice.
Some people not so fortunate, just have to be thankful for whatever food they get, animal, insect, plant or matter (mud cakes, honey, milk, cheese, butter, etc).
I still don’t understand the cannibalism comparison comment your friend made and the further comment about the look on my face.
I feel it was insensitive and disrespectful to me (he knows nothing of what I’ve been through, starved on occasion by parents, abused, etc) and to the plight of indigenous peoples/orphans/ beggars/homeless/ nomads/migrants/refugees, etc, peeps fleeing war torn zones, barren lands where famine abounds and crops can’t grow, etc!!
To make it worse he claims to be creating a charity that fights for the fatherless?!!!?!?! WTF 😐 (And I never swear!!! 😂)
And thus I can’t associate with people (esp “christians”) who seemingly place non human animal life value above human life. (I’m sorry all your arguments don’t wash with me)
Where is your human compassion and empathy for the human animal gone?
I find it distressing to hear people disregard human lives in favour of saving a non human animal! (But in reality at the expense of other species of non-human animal eg earth worms, insects, rodents, and may I add micro organisms?)
In conclusion, call me naive but I always assumed a vegetarian/vegan was the same thing!
Now, I stand corrected, but,
I don’t understand why some vegans get so offended, defensive, aggressive, judgmental and condescending towards vegetarians and omnivores!?!
I’ve even had customers complain about the lack of vegan medicine equivalents?!! To which I suggested they feel free to organise a vegan manufacturing plant to create gelatin free capsule shells, non animal tested drugs, etc!! Pioneer some new technology, I dunno!! 😊
So, it gets tiresome listening to some vegans complaining and moaning and constantly attacking! It’s very negative, not very constructive, and vegans just end up sounding like spoilt brats!
I can’t take vegans claims serious about animal welfare and social justice when nearly every comment they make regarding carnivorous food is toxic, laced with a superiority complex and disrespectful to the choices/options of others!! Indeed, if the general ethos of vegans is about “cruelty-free” living for animals, why are you so cruel to human animals?! I’m befuddled, and I’m done with tip-toying around peeps who have no regard for my welfare!!! 😞
Each to their own, if you have the grace, fortune & privilege to afford genetically, financially or resourcefully (grow own food), a “vegan” lifestyle, good!! I’m happy and pleased for you, more power to you! 😊
Give thanks and have gratitude to the universe for affording you that blessing. Yes, feel free to share, teach, inspire! We never stop learning and increasing in knowledge!
I’m not going to get into any ugly debates about this with peeps, or with anyone who tries to bully, berate or force their dietary opinion on me!!
I’m only in the business of
respecting, lifting up and loving one another! 😊
Live. Love. Shine.
Lara Rose 29/01/18