But They were Bred for This

Recently I’ve been learning about the illegal trade of human organs on the black market. Human organs are an incredibly lucrative ‘trade’ and vulnerable people are being coerced and forced into having their organs removed in order to be sold on the black market. Children from impoverished places are mostly at risk. 

In some instances, gangs are targeting refugees, people desperate to leave their country. If they ever become unable to pay for a leg of their ‘safe passage’ to another country, they may be sold to groups, groups that will harvest their organs. 

I’m guessing we can all agree that human organ trafficking is vile and if anyone can point me in the direction of organisations that tackle this issue then please do comment below. Now let’s get to the point of the vegan blog…

Imagine someone needing a lot of money. They facilitate this money by having vulnerable women raped and made pregnant. When the women give birth, the babies are taken away and their organs are removed to be sold on the black market. The babies die. Can we argue that this is ok because the babies were bred for this purpose?

This might seem an incredibly sick thing to suggest, but you might be surprised to find that people use the same justification to eat animals. 

Well the pig was bred to be food, so it’s ok if they suffered and died. 

Well the baby was bred to be harvested for organs, so it’s ok if they suffered and died. 

The ‘it was bred for this‘ argument suddenly doesn’t make sense. I wonder why… 

We may then try to justify our meat eating by saying that ‘well humans are different’. Different in what way exactly? Well, you might say, a human baby is intelligent and would suffer… But then I would reply that a pig (for example) is far more intelligent and capable of suffering than a human baby. Back to square one again. 

The parallels between human organ trafficking and animal farming are incredibly creepy. Two businesses that take away the very things that keep us alive, but one is widely accepted whilst the other is ferociously illegal. Any normal human wouldn’t farm human organs but it is super normal practice to breed a cow (for example) in order to produce a calf, to kill the calf, steal the cow’s breast milk and then kill the cow for it’s body and organs

At the very least, question why you find it ok to eat animals. If it’s because the animals were bred for this purpose then maybe have a rethink. Just maybe. 

And then go vegan 💚



27 thoughts on “But They were Bred for This

  1. Megan Brown says:

    I am not a Vegan and I don’t agree with what you’re saying. I come from a major Dairy town and grew up on a Dairy. We had a group with similar opinions that recently protested our Dairy Festival. They were not met well, but that was partially due to their own behavior. While I do not feel the same way you do in anyway (and you won’t change my mind) I commend you for dedicating so much of your time to it. It’s good to see someone do it without pushing it on to other people in such a way that it is no longer about what you’re trying to say.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Hi Megan, thanks for responding. Which part do you disagree with? I completely understand that people come from different backgrounds and therefore have different opinions. Thanks for the compliment also btw 💚


    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      You’re right, this is an incredibly sensitive topic and so is the suffering and death of animals (just depends on who you are talking to) 🙂

      If you think people being bred for organs is far-fetched then you haven’t read enough about human organ trafficking, at least in my opinion 😉

      Thanks for commenting! 💚


  2. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    Not a Vegan.
    But I believe everything has a purpose.
    Some animals were made to be part of our nutrition. However, I don’t agree with any animals being pumped with chemicals to hasten their growth.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Everything may have a purpose (not sure if I agree with that), however it doesn’t mean that an animal’s purpose is to serve humans though. Animals were doing fine (living their lives) well before humans decided to get involved 💚



    This post makes me reflect and although I am aware of human trafficking and saw a lot of documentaries on it. I have never seen it at the point of your view. I would like to know your point of view about animals (carnivores) who eat their preys that are other animals

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Thanks for your comment Marjorie. People struggle to see animals with the ability to feel and suffer, hence I use analogies like this one to humanize them. People tend to struggle with that, I can understand.

      I have no problem with carnivores eating other animals. I’m not going to feed the animal to them though haha. Carnivores eat meat to survive, humans (omnivores) do not.

      Thanks again 💚


  4. Hoang Vi Fessenden says:

    It’s crazy to think that this happens daily, but yeah any type of profit that people can make off on anything they definitely will even if it’s human organs – which has become vital especially for human research – that is under the table alot of people don’t know about but instead of doing studies on animals they use human organs to more closely get the comparison results they want. It’s so interesting but yet there are moral questions that arise from this.


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