May 10, 2012

The Irony... Vegans Are So Judgmental!

"Vegans are so judgmental!" 

I say you who eat meat are the ones who "judge"... After all, don't you decide which animals are to be born, grown and fattened on your behalf?  Don't you judge that it's okay to suffocate male chicks so you can have eggs?  Don't you judge that it's fine to steal babies so you can indulge in the mother's milk?  Don't you judge that it's quite alright to pay someone to kill animals for you?  Your dollars will even buy you the myth that it's all "humane"... No muss, no fuss! And fortunate you are that your neighbors judge that it's okay to eat animals.  And your friends and family judge it's okay too.  And you judge what they judge, as peachy-keen!

YOU judge that it's acceptable to confine animals for their entire lives.  You judge that it's fine if sometimes those places burn to the ground with animals trapped inside.  You judge that the bodies of animals can be subjugated for flesh, fur and fun.  You judge that it's okay to dominate and willfully terminate the lives of horses, pigs, cows, chickens, mice, ducks, geese, starlings, frogs, prarie dogs, bears, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, wolves, rabbits, fishes and alligators. Why? Well, because you've judged them to either satisfy or to compete with your wants!  As a nonvegan, it is YOU who judges that it's hunky-dory to manipulate, castrate, impregnate, and eviscerate Others... Still, I'm told over and over again - It's the vegans who are judgmental.    

But the way I see it - I'm not deciding who lives or dies so I can have a leather couch or a woolen scarf or an ice cream cone... I'm not the one who "judges" it's okay to imprison elephant, tigers or dolphins so they can do tricks for me...  I'm not the one who sanctions making breed dogs because I "judge" some to be better than others.  I'm not the one who decides life and death --- As a nonvegan, You are the "judge" of that.

Vegans aren't the ones putting animals on the earth to judge what their lives should be and when/how/why their deaths should occur.  I don't know that there is any single thing more critical than the "judgment" over life and death...   I'd say the whole setup kinda puts YOU in the self-proclaimed "gOd" seat - doesn't it?  So please... The next time you have the urge to call a vegan "judgmental" - Take a good long honest look in the mirror of your conscience and you be the judge. 

Calling vegans "judgmental"... Oh the irony!

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