Gary Yourofsky (via fightfuckforget)
Reblogging again because this is very important.
Reblog this if you are a vegan who is not on the side of the animal abusers and believe that they deserve no sympathy.
I want to follow you all, those of us who aren’t apologists need to stick together.
An 11 month old baby in France has died of malnourishment after being strictly breastfed by it’s vegan mother. The breast milk was lacking in vitamins B12 and vitamin A, which are mainly bioavailable in animal products.
Both parents have been convicted to serve five years in prison for neglect.
This is even worse than the time that 12 year old vegan girl from Scotland end up with rickets and the bones of an 80 year old due to a vitamin D deficiency.
Vegans, please let this be a wake up call. If you’re concerned about animal cruelty in factory farms, buy meat and eggs from your local farmers. People who say there’s no such thing as ethical meat need to understand that there is a vast difference between a life lived on a farm and a life lived in a factory. If an animal lived a happy life up until it was killed, where is the fucking problem? Do you think that animal would have lived forever? Do you not think they would have been killed by some other animal for food if they had lived in the wild?
There is nothing wrong with assuming your position in the food chain and eating an animal if your health or life depends on it. A lot of supplements are not bioavalable, meaning the body doesn’t properly absorb them, and you should be getting most your nutrition from natural sources.
How many more babies need to die before you realize that your diet is not adequate?
“If an animal lived a happy life up until it was killed, where is the fucking problem?”
The problem is that it was murdered for human greed and gluttony. Local farms, are you kidding me? Are you really implying that there is no cruelty used on local farms? But even if there isn’t (which is most unlikely), you can’t just give an animal all your love and then take their lives for their meat, which you don’t even need. Also, what kind of cruel person does it make you to gain trust from another living being and then, after a short amount of period, carelessly slitting their throats?
Besides that, every educated person knows that animal protein is bad for our body and health and we don’t need it.
“There is nothing wrong with assuming your position in the food chain and eating an animal if your health or life depends on it.”
Funny thing is that humans invented the so called ‘food chain’ just so they could justify their needless killing, not nature. Second, our health does not depend on animal protein, neither does our life. If you would’ve done a little more research, you would’ve known that the human body is not designed to eat, nor digest anything that comes from an animal. Therefore it does lots of damage to your body, and health.
“How many more babies need to die before you realize that your diet is not adequate?”
The baby did not die because the mother was vegan. It died because they refused to seek medical help in order to save their baby when it was sick, because they didn’t believe in traditional medicine, which is a totally different thing.
Instead of trying to look like a smart ass with your post, do some research first and at least post the whole story, not only the part which leads to a vegan lifestyle getting bashed.