I hope I don't start a s*** storm here, cause I assure you that is not my intention ( I just know from experience that people get very defensive about this subject). I would just like some answers to my questions....
So I have been a vegetarian for 17 years (since the age of 13) and became a vegan 3 years ago. The reason was simply compassion. Since that very day I have had to take so much crap from people. I am asked at least 3 times every single day why I don't eat meat. I am asked what is wrong with me. I am asked why I would put my health at risk like that, given that meat and milk are so good for you- as everybody knows. I get stupid looks and stupid comments. The worst question I was ever asked was if I don't like to give blow jobs either, since I don't like to have meat in my mouth. Questions like these- the sheer lack of respect and understanding- is what just makes me wanna turn my back on humanity entirely sometimes. I am just exhausted. There are a few questions that I get asked sometimes by people that actually try to understand, and even I don't have all the answers, so I hope that some people can help me out here.
I often hear people say: It is everybody's choice whether or not they want to eat meat. Which is very true. But I also believe strongly that one choice is right and one is wrong. Just like it is my choice whether I choose to kill a person or not. To me essentially that is the same thing.
First of all the question of why we shouldn't eat animals should be pretty self explanatory... they don't want to be killed. Which brings me to my next questions: why is it ok for animals to eat animals, and would it be ok to eat an animal if you really have to survive- say if you're an eskimo? Also I am faced with a dilemma everyday: I have three cats that I still have to supply with meat. i feel really bad about that, but I also feel that keeping it from them is against their nature and would be cruel. One could argue that I shouldnt have the cats in captivity to begin with, which is absolutely true, but had I not rescued them they would have probably been put down. Another thing is a question about Chi. how does eating plants benefit you vs. eating animals? I hope I can get some answers that will make sense to "normal people" but personally I would also like to understand the "rules" behind everything better on a deeper level. just give me any info you have on this : )