We’re fairly used to having vegetarians in our lives. Most of the time, it’s nothing more than a mild annoyance. But every now and then, there is a debate on the “morality” of eating meat that escalates things and makes them seem unbearable. On top of that, veganism is now a thing and we all know at least one vegan who hosts dinner parties which we only go to after eating at home. Even though I think of myself as a very tolerant person, the hypocrisy of most vegans and vegetarians is hard to take for many reasons. This is why I hate vegetarians and vegans.
Vegetarians just can’t commit to the cause
You ask them why they’re vegetarian, and they’ll say it’s because they love animals and can’t cause them any pain while happily munching on paneer tikka. Bro, that’s made of milk, which was obtained from an animal that was almost certainly kept in pretty horrible conditions. That milk is meant for its offspring, not us. Meat-eating is natural; even a lion does it. But do you ever see a lion drinking a cow’s milk? Then get off your high horse about not causing animals pain.
Vegans live in a bubble of privilege
Vegans truly believe that their lifestyle is great for the planet, but do you have any idea how much vegan versions of things cost? A lot of them, like milk, butter, cream etc. are made from obscenely expensive nuts like almonds and cashews. This is a lifestyle barely 0.1% of the population can actually afford. Exactly what change are you bringing about?
Vegetarians and their dumbass logic
Meat-eater: We primarily survived on meat when we were hunter-gatherers.
Vegetarian: But we used to be herbivores at one point of time!
Who can argue with this epic line of reasoning? By this logic, we were single-celled organisms at one point of time. It doesn’t matter if our ancestors were herbivores five million years ago when they were still monkeys. I’m talking about what we were after evolution did its thing and we became Homo Sapiens. And last I checked, we haven’t evolved beyond that into Homo Pure Veg.
Vegans and their giant carbon footprint
I’m sure there are some vegans who live a truly eco-friendly lifestyle. But by and large, they have a huge carbon footprint because of how much foreign produce they demand. Eating things produced where you live means less transport is used, less petroleum is burned, and the earth gets a little less warm. But if veganism is not a thing where you live, things have to be transported from around the world to you, contributing greatly to global warming.
Vegetarians vs eggs
You don’t want to eat animals, but you’re okay with eating their eggs? Oh, right. You eat free range eggs. But wait, how do you know that the people whose house you go to and the restaurants you eat at also use free range eggs? Before giving people so much grief about “killing animals” and eating meat, maybe have stronger principles.
Is there a logic to their principles?
If vegans or vegetarians find meat/milk product in their food, what do they do? They throw it away. Logic would dictate that since an animal has already been killed/mistreated to make that food, you’re not helping anyone at all by throwing it away. You’re basically ensuring that the animal was killed or mistreated for no reason.
No perspective, only grandstanding
I admit that eating lots and lots of meat is probably not great for the earth in the long run. But I also have some perspective because of which I know that meat-eating is the least of the world’s food-related problems. For example, living in a country where so many are starving, I try not to waste any food whatsoever.
On the other hand, I’ve seen many of my vegetarian and vegan friends waste copious amounts of food even after it has been pointed out to them. If your meal at a restaurant was too big, just pack it up and take it with you. Give it to an underprivileged homeless person on the street so that they get a meal. Or just eat it yourself later. Either way, if you’re so casual about wasting food when so many in your own country are starving, you don’t get to be on a moral high ground about “causing pain to animals”.