Many childfree people are actually considerate of the needs of others instead of the wants of their own. I care about the future of the planet and the lives already in it. I think parents choose to forget there’s 7 billion people already on this planet, climate change is real, and humans are the causing the 6th mass extinction. It would be selfish of me to bring a child into a world that will have to contend with this and it would be selfish of me to bring a child into a world that needs less humans in it.
so I saw a post about the emu wars.. which led me to wikipedia emus which led to me reading about least concern threats of endangered species whihc led to me reading on the extinction of dinosaurs which led me to read on the 5 mass extinctions recorded on earth which led me to reading on the what is theorized as the current 6th mass extinction called the holocene extinction which led me to read on apex predators and their impacts on habitats and the function of food chains which led me to reading on the way electric eels work which led me back to predators that are extinct or endangered which led me to an interesting article about the human impact on the environment
I think vegans care more about animals than fellow humans
Hmm. So that implies that meat eaters care more about their fellow humans than vegans do. Let’s take a closer look at a huge issue. World hunger: Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five - 3.1 million children each year.
Some 805 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
30% of the world’s landmass is dedicated solely to livestock feed.
Switching to a vegan diet could provide food for 815 million more people than are now being fed. However, the infrastructure for distribution is currently unable to handle the amount of food. Why not?
The amount US taxpayers spend yearly to subsidize meat and dairy is $38 billion. The annual government-managed “checkoff” spending to promote meat and dairy is $557 million.
Were this money used to establish and maintain infrastructure to distribute those human children would be fed.
Do meat eaters care about hungry people? “Demand for crops is expected to double by 2050 as population grows and increasing affluence boosts meat consumption. Meat takes a particularly big toll on food security because it takes up to 30 crop calories to produce a single calorie of meat. In addition, crops are increasingly being used for biofuels rather than food production. This study sought to quantify the benefit to food security that would accrue if some or all of the lands used to produce animal feed and fuel were reallocated to directly produce food for people” [x] Meat eaters don’t care about other humans being hungry, they only care that they can eat animal remains. If they did then they’d realize that by spending the amount of resources to produce meat for their selfish appetites, they are literally starving impoverished human children.
As to the Environment, the animal agriculture industry meeting the demand of 7 billion people is the driving force behind climate change and the 6th mass extinction of species (including humans) on earth. Even when faced with this fact meat eaters would rather have their Big Macs and die taking their fellow humans with them. Vegans on the other hand are trying to save the biosphere (including humans).
One example is the Amazon Rainforest, the lungs of the earth. The Amazon is the largest rainforest and it is rainforests that exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen in the atmosphere. They also provide some filtration of air pollutants. The Amazon Rainforest is being cut down at a rate of an acre per second 24/7. 80% of that is due to either cattle grazing or growing livestock feed. Over 1,000 environmental activists have been murdered in the last 20 years for opposing the cattle and oil industries destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Why are they putting their lives on the line opposing the killers in the cattle industry? Because they care about whether human and animals have a livable, sustainable planet. Meat eaters on the other hand would just as soon see the planet die of asphyxiation than to give up one hamburger.
”What do you think they’ll find there?” she asked as he stood transfixed, watching the ship as it sped off towards the planet.
“It’s beautiful,” he said, “Unique, unlike anything else in the entire universe. There is a vast and diverse array of life. The land in some areas is as unique unto itself as this planet is in the universe. But the dominant species has rapidly reproduced and spread all around the planet. The species is intelligent, able to do great things, but in their drive for advancement they have poisoned the planet and themselves. It is currently in its 6th mass extinction. We will continue to observe and study.”
“Do you think it will survive?” she asked.
“The planet will once the dominant species has died off,” he replied. “It will take a long time to recover after that but it will survive. Perhaps after they have gone we will be able to inhabit this planet, make it ours, and because of their failure and what we have learned, we will exist in such a way that the planet will support us indefinitely. But for now, Earth is a nice place to visit, but we wouldn’t want to live there. The dominant species would never welcome us anyway as they are unable to coexist in harmony even amongst themselves, too unwilling to accept their differences. Too unwilling to reach a common goal at the risk of their own peril.”
“How terrible for them,” she said.
“Yes, it is,” he answered. “But their loss will one day be our gain.“
HAPPY WORLD ANIMAL DAY!!! Thank you to all the animal and environmental activists around the world for doing what you do!
In the near future, I want to see cetaceans put in sea pens and eventually freed, elephant and rhino tusk poaching to stop, shark finning to stop, dolphin drives to stop, commercial whaling to stop, overfishing to stop, turtle poaching to stop, bull riding to stop, pesticides killing bees to stop, “slaughterhouses” to not be a thing and a countless number of other things! Just STOP KILLING ANIMALS!
If we fail to do that (along with many more things) in the extremely near future (like NOW), we will be at the point of no return. The 6th mass extinction is coming.
So, happy animal day and make every day animal day <3 Animal and environmental activists are the most sane, kindest, and generous people I know and I love you all :)