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39: VEGETARIANS WHO DON’T EAT MEAT BECAUSE IT’S CRUEL… BUT WHO DO EAT FISH

I have no problems with vegetarians.  I applaud their discipline, their moral worth and their courage to not eat meat.  Because meat is delicious, and they are really missing out.  But they’ve made their decision, they’ve shown their strength of character, and they are sticking by their moral code.  Well done you.  Unless of course, you eat seafood.

Where has this concept come from whereby people claim that eating meat is cruel, but eating seafood is fine because they ‘don’t feel pain’?  How the fuck do you know?  Are you a fish?  Have you had a discussion with a prawn who’s just had his head ripped off?  Did he assure you that ‘y’know what?  I didn’t feel a thing’?  NO.  So how can you make this claim?

I know that in some circumstances animals that are bought and sold for meat live in atrocious circumstances.  I know that chickens in particular get a raw deal.  But do you really think that a lobster is fine with being picked up and slung into a vat of boiling water?  Do you think this doesn’t scold a bit?  Of course it does, it’s a fucking horrible way to die.  Do you think that fish appreciate a hook being shoved through their mouth, then getting pulled up out of the water and slung into a bucket on a boat?  Is this a dignified way to meet your maker?  No it isn’t.

So by all means keep avoiding meat.  Avoid the rib eye, the Christmas turkey and the roast beef.  But please, if you’re anti-meat but pro-fish, don’t spout your moral shit at me, because I just won’t listen.

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One response to “39: VEGETARIANS WHO DON’T EAT MEAT BECAUSE IT’S CRUEL… BUT WHO DO EAT FISH

  1. vegandeb

    I feel the same way about those who gave up meat and fish but still drink milk or eat eggs! If they think no horrible death occurs from dairy and eggs, tell that to the baby boy chicks who are crushed up (alive) at birth for being male (no they are not raised as a meat chicken, they don’t grow big enough or fast enough to make a profit). And what happens to those baby boy cows who will never produce milk? Can you say veal or calf skin leather? Like you, nothing against vegetarians. Love them. They are doing a lot to make the world a better place. But what about the chicks and calves? Ok, I’ll get off my soapbox now. Great blog.

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