‘Men have a tendency to eat meat so they’re perceived as manly, and changing that gender stereotype could lead to a reduction in carne consumption, according to a UCLA study’
We are living in a climate emergency with animal agriculture being the leading cause of most of the environmental problems that we are facing today. This world urgently needs more selfless protectors and less toxic masculinity: for the animals, the planet & for your own health.
It's becoming more and more obvious that toxic masculinity is a problem for *everyone*, including us men.
Industrial animal agriculture
(and industrial agriculture in general, but yes industrial husbandry is worse)
@moshtodon it's interesting. I'm strictly vegetarian but my partner is not (due to iron deficiency). No matter how often we clarify, people assume it's reversed: that she's the vegetarian and I eat meat.
I often wonder whether it's because of stereotypes, and I'm kinda feeling like yes, probably it is.
@BlacKernel I didn't feel right about killing a living creature when we have the luxury of alternatives, and the industrialization of constant death seems morbid. It's become an ecological concern now, but at the time I wasn't fully aware of that angle.
Honestly it's habit now, and I hardly think of it as a choice. It's just kinda what I do.
@BlacKernel @klaatu haha don't worry, in 6 years as vegan I heard everything so please ask me what you want 😊
AFAIK plants can't suffer because they lack a nervous system or consciousness to experience suffer (and makes sense from an evolutionary perspective)
Plants are incredible living beings though :)
@BlacKernel @klaatu We all have an impact in to the world, but in order to eat animals we need to breed them. These animals don’t use all of these plants in order to grow muscle and absorb nutrients, they need to keep warm themselves, fight diseases, move (if they can), get birth or lay hens (which are very high energy demanding). This means that it is highly inefficient. This is why is so unsustainable https://ourworldindata.org/environmental-impacts-of-food
But at the end of the day animals are individuals with clear interests in avoiding suffering and death and consuming animal products implies imposing suffering and death onto them for unnecessary reasons.
@BlacKernel @klaatu we can be 100% healthy (sometimes even healthier) with a plant based diet and killing animals is way more unethical as I said above. There is no reason to keep doing it. If there is a point where synthesizing nutrients from rocks is an option then we can consider it, in the meanwhile we are living in a world where trillions of animals are killed for pleasure each year while killing ourselves in both health and environmental ways.
@BlacKernel @klaatu I'm not saying it has to be changed quickly although I'd like to see if in this particular scenario that could be a thing. In today's age it's widely accepted that Veganism may be healthier than a meat-eating diet. Here's a wiki I made myself with sources directly from the world's largest Health, Nutrition and Dietary organizations (so from non-biased organizations): https://www.reddit.com/r/MyOwnVeganWiki/wiki/health/#wiki_a_healthy_well_planned_vegan_diet_from_major_dietetics_and_health_organizations_in_the_world_point_of_view
Please, I think it's time to consider stop eating animals
These challenges (some of them include personal mentorship and dietitian team):
https://HappyCow.net to search vegan restaurants or stores
@BlacKernel @klaatu sure, but a lion eat other animals to survive, we don't, we kill only for pleasure since eating animals is just an option. But even if they did not do that for survival, just because a lion kills another animal, it doesn't justify us doing the same thing. Lions also kill their babies, but it doesn't justify infanticide
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