omnivore: actually vegans are the cruel ones because soybeans farming takes resources from poor countries and thats why i eat meat and won’t be vegan

reality: 85% of soy goes to animal feed, even if you ate nothing but soy you’d contribute less to this problem than you do by eating animals

omnivore: *does not change their behavior because they don’t actually care about poor people and were just looking for excuses to not change their behavior*

runningstyle  asked:

On a scale of one to American, how bad do you feel about supporting deforestation and the removal of indigenous peoples to support soy production?

On a scale from 1 to uninformed carnist with an attitude problem, how bad do you feel about the fact that you’re using this to argue against vegans eating soy when 85% of global soy production goes to feed farmed animals, not humans? Is it an issue for you that your diet requires significantly more soy than mine? How do you feel about the fact that since 1970, 91% of formerly forested land in the amazon is used for livestock production? Or that this ranching represents  the single greatest threat to the survival of indigenous peoples? 

I’ll let you have a think and get back to me.