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Myth: It’s a waste if you don’t eat an animal that has already died

April 21, 2013

Statement made by Elijah on the internet:  “Well, if I didn’t eat the burger then he died in vain.”

“Isn’t it a waste of an animal’s life if you don’t eat it once it is already prepared? Like if you’re at a friend’s house or if a restaurant brings you the wrong dish? Doesn’t that go against what you stand for? The wasting of life?”

Me: “It does not go against what I stand for and actually you stand for the same thing as I do. The difference is I don’t discriminate. Or were you planning on inviting me over for dinner when your dog dies?”

“That’s different. I know my dog.”

Me: “I don’t.”

When we hear about the death of a pet, even if we did not know that pet, our minds do not conjure up images of dinner or ‘meat that might be wasted if not eaten’. All of us feel sad for our friends when they lose their beloved dog or cat.  There is often a burial or a cremation, but never a dinner party with the pet as an entree.  In fact, I am quite sure you would be horrified if that were the case.   Hang onto to that feeling for just one moment.  . . . . .

. . . . . And now you know what it’s like to be vegan.

Peace ❤

 

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