30 Sep '16, 3pm

Animal Death in Plant Production Is Not a Reason to Shun Veganism:

Look, we’re not sure which is worse; the argument that you might as well commit more murder if you can’t avoid it all, or that someone who shoots and kills deer so he can have 100% plant-based crops is a “true” vegan. LeVaux, vegans know that animal exploitation is an inescapable horror of our capitalist society in more ways than just farming produce. That doesn’t change the fact that we can actively choose to reject animal use in the daily decisions we make, and that the impact of being vegan is still the least harmful option we have. LeVaux and Bonsall are guilty of ignoring that we have non lethal solutions to crop protection, and that consumer demand for alternatives that live up to our ethical expectations will drive their increased use, rendering the current practices one day obsolete. Gary Francione explains it best: “if we all went vegan because we cared morally ab...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2016/09/30/animal-death-in-plant-...

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