Humans are so quick to judge that when vegans became a public nuisance on the internet the general public started confusing vegans with vegetarians like a typical mob of psychopaths. They didn't even stop to ask vegetarians what their views on vegans are or what the difference is. One is far more political than personal health-related. Vegetarians don't go around telling you how to live your lives, that's what vegans do. Vegans often 'liberate' animals and destroy farmers' lives. Vegetarians let farmers chose their own lives and would rather just avoid them if they feel they are not necessary to them personally. (IE: Free market). Do you want to get into the core difference though since you're still wondering what that is? "If it has a brain it feels pain" (and has an Amygdala - Love/Fear part of the brain - "R-Complex" or 'reptilian brain'). If you had to choose between having your nipples played with or being killed, which would you choose? (Don't kid yourself). Cows truly enjoy being milked. Bees would rather not sting you as they know it means certain death for them, but they will defend their hive for the greater good, so the occasional loss of some honey is not as much of a threat as long as they know their hives are respected (however that comes to be) and only a portion is taken on occasion and no harm comes to their kind - it's just stored reserves anyway. Nature is what it is and it's a world of "eat and be eaten", but whenever any one species becomes too much for the world it kills almost everything else off and thus DIES itself (like a virus or cancer). Now, humans have SOME 'brains' about themselves (barely) enough to realize that in order to SURVIVE THEMSELVES from their own inevitable self-destruction from over-consumption and toxicity they have to be 'SMART' about what's left on Earth and what they are doing to the planet, so they figured out how much other animals eat (that they used to eat) (using their tools called 'science' and 'math') and what those same animals eat and how much MORE food there is for humans if they stopped eating 'meat' all the time and their little minds were 'blown' by the logical results... plus suddenly they had more 'milk, cheese, honey' and everything else out there in abundance following such a path. Some suggest that humans are 'cheating the natural order of the universe' by becoming vegetarian and are only prolonging their inevitable self-destruction anyway, but meh, you still have to decide if you want to live or die every day, and that's your problem, not mine. If you 'snuff it' there's more food for me, and I'm perfectly OK with that. I'm no 'vegan'! I'm not that 'political' (or short-sighted). Anyway, humans also created something called 'doctors' and asked them to study the difference in diets and again were 'mind blown' by the medical results of a vegetarian diet compared to meat-eaters. The thing about science and medicine though is it's not political... and that's where vegans took over and became EXTREMISTS rather than the common-sense realists that their vegetarian counter-parts still are to this day. But a few years later, they were no match for the 'breatharians' (food supposedly obtained by just breathing 'through the top of your head')... the only problem is, none of the breatharians live long enough to ever seriously over-throw the vegans.... as weak and malnourished as they are.... thus the vegans get most of the political arena with all their passive-aggressive whining and stolen medical and scientific facts from the vegetarians.
Less confused now? :>
51 years a vegetarian and would have been dead long ago if I wasn't. Billions of lives saved and thus more food for myself and YOU as well by mere proxy of my personal choices. You're welcome. Keep the change. :> #Science
for personal survival - Fuck #Politics
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