Since I have to maintain a low-carb, high-protein diet because of my blood sugars, I find the arguments for going vegan irrelevant. I simply would not be able to live on grains and vegetables alone, particularly since I also have a severe allergy to soy.
But the argument goes on: Since animals are sentient beings, vegans will not consume their meat.
Now it turns out plants are sentient too:
Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too
“Plants are not static or silly,” said Monika Hilker of the Institute of Biology at the Free University of Berlin. “They respond to tactile cues, they recognize different wavelengths of light, they listen to chemical signals, they can even talk” through chemical signals. Touch, sight, hearing, speech. “These are sensory modalities and abilities we normally think of as only being in animals,” Dr. Hilker said.
So, fellow human beings, honor your place in the food chain, and bon appetit!
Jules is on the same wavelength:
For those who just think it’s gross to eat living, sentient things, can’t help you. I’d suggest killing two birds … sorry, poor analogy … make that a two-fer. Take yourself out of the foodchain and reduce the carbon footprint to zero at the same time!
It’s either that or … celebrate life! It tastes great!
(Lots of stuff has to be attended to here at casa de Fausta, and right now I’m also fed up with politics. Blogging will deal with the non-political for the rest of today. Your support is greatly appreciated.