Ethical Reasons To Go Vegan or Vegetarian

It is truly saddening to see the actions that occur within the walls of slaughterhouses against innocent animals. All animals deserve a sense of compassion and love. The very least we can do is to stop supporting the behaviors, which occur in all slaughterhouses throughout the world, by going vegan. It is much easier to see the ethical dilemma through video than to explain it through writing and that is why I have provided a very informative video above. The footage in the clips above are not isolated cases. These actions occur in some manner at all slaughterhouses throughout the world. Before watching the clip I would like to ask you a few ethically related questions: Why is it okay to unnecessarily torture and kill an innocent cow, but not okay to do the same to a dog? Why is it okay to imprison and enslave billions of animals and not okay to enslave humans? Why shouldn’t we use our grain to feed the millions of starving people around the world, and therefore end world hunger, instead of reducing our efficiency by feeding the grains to the livestock? The sooner we see the hypocrisy in some of our beliefs, the sooner the world will be filled with sympathy and compassion toward all living beings.

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  1. mihrank
    Jul 03, 2014 - 10:12 PM

    well done!!

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    • Manny Rutinel
      Jul 04, 2014 - 05:28 AM

      Thank you very much for the kind words. 😀

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      • mihrank
        Jul 05, 2014 - 03:21 AM

        Manny – You have impressive blogs – how many languages do you speak? Thanks!!

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        • Manny Rutinel
          Jul 05, 2014 - 11:42 AM

          Thank you so much for the kind words! haha I only speak English, Spanish, and some French, but for the other ones I use a pretty decent translator. 😀

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          • mihrank
            Jul 05, 2014 - 11:44 AM

            Thank you Manny for replying back to me, I appreciate it. I myself speak fluently 7 languages, while I play professional Piano with my musical group!!

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            • Manny Rutinel
              Jul 05, 2014 - 11:48 AM

              DEEEAAAAARR GOD! Are you serious!?!?! That may be one of the most impressive things I’ve ever heard! You MUST teach me your secrets! haha Is it Rosetta Stone, Duolingo, or have you had the opportunity to be submerged in other countries?

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              • mihrank
                Jul 05, 2014 - 01:05 PM

                Manny – very simple – Our School system is very powerful and we have a mandatory requirements to learn 4 languages before graduation. The other languages I learned when I was a tour director travelling around the world!!

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  2. dapperdolly
    Aug 14, 2014 - 12:53 PM

    I actually don’t like to place vegetarianism with veganism because I think it’s a massive state of ignorance and excuse a lot of us go through as a sort of compromise to ethical veganism, without caring to actually look at it and realize that the it involves a hell of a lot more torture until the animals are thoroughly ‘used up’ before they’re sent off for meat and bi-products anyway. Just because we may not be eating the meat side of it our demand and increased demand for dairy, eggs – and people often forget honey – means that more animals particularly female animals will be abused before someone else eats them when they can no longer reproduce after being forced into pregnancy multiple times. Akin to animals that have been experimented on then ‘recycled’ in other industries. Unfortunately society is under the impression that vegetarianism is ethically better than being an omnivore and more healthy, hence put with veganism even though its far far more common than before. I’ve even started putting the ‘vegetarian’ label on my vegan friendly recipes because it shows them how easy and more enriching it is to substitute common ingredients with plant based ones – heck if I could I wouldn’t need to label the foods at all except for allergy reasons but so many people don’t see vegan friendly food as food for them even though everyone can eat food without meat, dairy or honey. (Though quite a few are claiming their bodies weren’t made for a vegan diet – and they don’t even think about the whole lifestyle involving clothing/other consumer products – and that it’s bad for them when they’re just experiencing strong detox systems which shows how much they need it!)

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    • Manny Rutinel
      Aug 14, 2014 - 04:37 PM

      I completely understand what you’re saying. I agree with almost everything you’ve stated! The only thing I disagree with is that you don’t think that being vegetarian is better than being an omnivore. Although I definitely don’t think that being a vegetarian is as ethically sound as being a vegan, I do think that vegetarianism is typically ethically superior to being omnivorous. I see at as a spectrum of morality with meat-eaters being on one end and vegans on the other end. Somewhere in the middle are where vegetarians would be. It’s definitely not ideal, but I do see it as a stepping stone to the ideal lifestyle (veganism).

      Thanks so much for your interesting and thought-provoking thoughts!

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      • dapperdolly
        Aug 14, 2014 - 04:59 PM

        No problem, it’s a very interesting article particularly with the satire on the 5 stages of grief.

        Your reasons for disagreement are exactly what I meant by the ingrained way of thinking/misconception. Dairy/poultry animals suffer more and there is focus/demand for those with omnivores and vegetarians. I know it’s a stepping stone but it’s purely a mental construct people have, in fact going that route is getting worse before getting better. Unless those who know that accept it because it’s easier for them and the animal well being is not seen as of the same or more importance. I personally did it out of ignorance not knowing but ignorance is no excuse especially when it’s just a mental barrier.

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  3. toxicvegan
    Apr 22, 2014 - 09:36 AM

    Thank you – am sharing this now on my twitter and fb.

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  4. cornertablecardiff
    Dec 06, 2014 - 01:48 PM

    OMG this video is horrific. I’ve never seen anything like it. Is this the way for all animals used for meat and dairy? Or is there an official label for animals that are not abused in this way?

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    • Manny Rutinel
      Dec 06, 2014 - 03:02 PM

      Unfortunately, this is essentially how the majority of animals are treated. This is often the case because the profit motive has little to no regard for the well-being of farm animals.
      Even the companies who claim to raise their farm animals “humanely” are still met with their horrific fate in these standard and cruel slaughterhouses.

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