Eating animal products is my personal choice
What about the personal choice of the animal who wants to live, have you considered their choice?
What about the personal choice of every other creature, human and non-human alike, whose life is treated as inferior6
and meaningless just so people can poison their bodies7
with products created from their death and fear?
It is not morally justifiable to murder just because the murderer personally made the choice to murder.
It is not morally justifiable to rape just because the rapist personally made the choice to commit the act of rape. It is not morally justifiable to kick and beat a dog just because the abuser personally made the choice to kick and beat the dog and it is not morally justifiable to pay for animals to be exploited and killed, just because a non-vegan personally made the choice to pay for animals to be exploited and killed.
This is quite an interesting excuse as arguably it is a choice, one does actively choose to eat dead flesh and animal secretions,8
the same way that a racist actively chooses to be racist or a rapist actively chooses to commit rape. Using this logic it would then be morally justifiable to beat a dog or kick a cat, as it is a personal choice to do so. If someone makes the personal choice to abuse a dog, does that make it morally justifiable?
Content copy adapted from "30 Non-Vegan Excuses & How To Respond To Them" by Earthling Ed
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