Justification

Please don’t do it again.
I can’t understand why you think this would be ok.
How did they give their consent?
Just please don’t.
You know it’s wrong.
They screamed.
They tried to run away.
Never do it again.
They were innocent.
You’ve destroyed their life.
They were so young.
They suffered because of you.
It’s not your right to touch their body.
You abused their trust.
No one deserves this.
You are sick.

But I like it.

Every line above can be applied to the depraved things done by humans to both humans and animals.

If someone’s justification for abusing children was “I like it” then that person would be considered mentally ill, yet the same is not considered true for the people that take enjoyment from eating animals. To those people: your liking for something should not trump another being’s desire to live. That’s pretty ridiculous for you to think so too.

34 thoughts on “Justification

    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      That’s fair, I can be clearer πŸ™‚

      We justify torturing and killing animals because “we like it” but we cannot use that same excuse to torture and kill humans. It’s wrong.

      I hope that was clearer for you πŸ’š

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  1. Kenneth says:

    cant complain about it…i respect other peoples belief…i was born with parents who regularly eat meat…for me theres nothing wrong about it.even our ancestors does it…protein gives energy.. i cant imagine myself not eating meat at all

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Kenneth, I honestly don’t know what that has to do with my blog post. Your comments sound like you follow tradition for the sake of tradition… I prefer thinking for myself.

      Btw, your comment implies I don’t get protein which is absurd lol πŸ’š

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  2. MaritimeMeg says:

    Really powerful way of expressing this and it even brought tears to my eyes a bit! I love hearing other points of view. I am a huge animal lover but I have never made the jump to change my lifestyle either, but you do make me stop and think. I’ve never made the jump but I do want to start at least incorporating more β€œmeatless days” in my lifestyle. Great, and powerful post πŸ’œ

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Ah such a lovely comment! I only write these posts just to get people thinking so I really appreciate your feedback and that you’ve taken the time to understand what I was trying to communicate.

      Had you looked into trying the vegan fish out that we spoke about a couple of weeks ago? I’m still really eager to see your post about that πŸ’š

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      1. MaritimeMeg says:

        Actually yes! πŸ’œ We googled where to find vegan fish in our area, and found a cute little vegan restaurant that has it not very far from us. But in the meantime, we found a totally different vegan restaurant in our city that we want to try out first (also while on our search haha!) We haven’t had a chance to go yet, but we will definitely at a post once we get to! πŸ’œ my fiancΓ© is very much a meat eater so I was happy to see he was willing to try it out! I think it’s good for us to try other options too, or at least to limit our meat intake. πŸ’œ

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      2. The Crumby Vegan says:

        I will be looking out for this post!

        I also love that your fiancΓ© is so open-minded. I know a lot of people that would absolutely refuse a vegan restaurant but he always sounds so lovely in your articles. I was lucky with my husband too, as soon as I went vegan he was looking up all different recipes to cook at him even though he still eats meat.

        I think you’re doing mega even to just be looking at other options and considering limiting your meat intake. That’s so much more than 99% of our planet’s population lol πŸ’š

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Thanks Christian. You’re right, there are a lot of scenarios in which we cannot justify our actions by saying “I like it” (pretty much every law haha) yet we can pretty much do what we want to animals which (in my opinion) is disgusting πŸ’š

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      It’s great that you’re reducing your consumption of animals, Kevine! Well done πŸ™‚

      I know not everyone will agree with my point but I appreciate you taking the time to read it regardless, thank you πŸ’š

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  3. Simon Starchevsky says:

    I understand the point you are trying to make, and I stand completely against abuse of children. However when it comes to animals, animals eat other animals all the time. Fish eat each other all the time. Birds prey on each other all the time. Human beings are simply more evolved predators that have made an industry that replaces one on one hunting found in nature. While we certainly should cut down our consumption of animal fats, and greatly reduce overproduction of cattle, fish, and birds meant for consumption, the actual act of consuming another animal bears no harm in itself in nature.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Thanks for making such an in-depth response to my article, Simon. It’s almost as long as my article, haha!

      Unfortunately your “predator” argument is nothing I haven’t heard before from someone wanting to justify eating animals. I agree that animals eat one another, and the animals (non-humans) do it because they need to. This is where the line separates us from them, as we no longer need to cause harm to animals to survive.

      If you want to make the argument that because animals do something then it’s good for us to do it also, then we can talk about eating shit, killing one another and also living without electricity… (to name a few examples).

      In regards to your last point, I have no idea what nature has to do with my point of eating animals because “we like it”. I’m making the point that just because we like something doesn’t mean that we it is ok (like abusing children). That was the point of my post, not nature πŸ’š

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  4. Cookappetite says:

    I have a lot of compassion for animals but yes I do eat meat.
    At the end of the day it’s a personal choice.
    I’m a Christian and Genesis tells me that God gave animals to humans. Is it a sin to eat meat and chicken? No it’s not. Is it a sin to torture and torment humans?yes it is

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Personally, if I have a lot of compassion for someone then I don’t pay an industry to kill them so I can eat their dead body.

      I’m pretty sure you don’t believe that we should be killing people as punishment for being homosexual, so maybe we should also question some of the things that the bible says πŸ’š

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  5. Anne-Kathrin Walter says:

    Good for you to shed light on this topic from your point of view.

    I myself am more conscious about the amount of meat I consume. The Game Changers on Netflix is an interesting documentary for people to watch to find scientific information upon eating more plant-based.

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