This is only a doubt of mine. I have seen people who do not eat meat cos they think its wrong to kill life. Agreed that animals have life and we are killing them as before we make the dish. But dont plants have life too? So by the same logic shouldnt one also not eat plant stuffs?! Well i have heard people repartee that animals feel pain but plants dont so as to rationalise their stand. Well then give the animals a shot of analgesic before you cut their neck. They wouldnt feel pain either?! And as a matter of fact, since half a century back its been know that even plants feel pain. So this vegan thing, as a means to test our own will or as a measure of discipline is fine, but as a logic guided decision, is it rational indeed or am i missing something?!
It’s not about logic, it’s about empathy and intuition. Who knows what is right? I feel something deeply emotional when I see the suffering of an animal, so I choose not to partake in consuming animal products. There is some logic, but I trust my human intuition first. Yet this is just mine, and yours may be different, and who am I to say what is Right?
I garden and grow plants for food. Cultivating fruits and vegetables and so forth actually promotes the life cycle of the plant. What is more, I’d go so far as to venture creatures with brains perhaps suffer greater that fruits picked from a tree…? I experience none of the psychological pain cultivating plant foods as I do observing the animal farming process.
So I’m not speaking from logic, although I think the case could be made, I think that the intuitive inclination is more fundamental and true.