‘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.
@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 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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