When you advocate for “humane” meat, dairy and eggs, you are not doing anyone a favor. You are certainly not doing any favors to the animals that will be brutally slaughtered. You are not doing any favors to the health of that person or their family as they continue to ingest saturated fat and cholesterol. You are not doing any favors for the environment.
Don’t confuse people and allow them to think that using animals is the ethical food choice. The ethical food choice is a vegan diet. Tell people the truth. Why try to manipulate them? Just to be popular, sell books, get hits on your blog?
I was deeply saddened after reading an interview with John Robbins earlier today where he advocates for “humane” meat and animal products. The truth is I don’t know if I ever would have gone vegan if Robbins had advocated for happy meat, dairy and eggs in his book “Diet for a New America.” That would have been a convenient out for me. Maybe I would have gone vegan eventually, but in the meantime, how many animals would have died, how would my health have been compromised, how much harm might I have done to the environment? Would I have been protesting, writing, advocating for veganism or animal rights if he hadn’t told me that veganism was the ethical choice?