Eating animals is traditional & cultural

Do you think culture and tradition are good indicators for our morality?

Yes, it is what seperates us from animals

It’s just the way things are

I can't do this

It is true we have been eating animals for many centuries, but  does the longevity of something justify its continuation and existence? 

Let’s just consider that slavery was once considered a tradition, as was treating a woman as less than a man - but does the fact that these things were once traditional justify them? If humanity had gone through history too stubborn and ignorant to change because of so called tradition then we would never have evolved or adapted.
Cultural tradition cements us in our past transgressions. If humanity is to ever evolve past abusing animals, we need to erase all concepts of tradition, for tradition is the construct of ego, passed on by generations to eradicate and deter the threat of change.  Tradition has never and will never be a valid excuse for the acts we have committed as a species and especially not for the continued murder and consumption of sentient life. 
Content copy adapted from "30 Non-Vegan Excuses & How To Respond To Them" by Earthling Ed

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