Veggies has feelings..? ._____.
Posted by alicece at 11/13/2012
Of course no, but how can explain that for my friends. They all are meat eaters and can't eat something without meat. I'm the only vegan in my school and just a few vegetarians I think.
I'm 13 years and live in Sweden, here we get free lunch in school, my food it's okay (even if they often forgot that I don't eat egg or even are vegetarian..). When the whole school ate soy tacos for lunch (amazing huh?), they don't knew it, and they love it cuz they think it was meat (later i explained that it was soy tacos) ;). We have (had..) vegetarian monday in school, but now they serving sausage too, because so many protests from pupils).
But they "think", or have bad arguments like "veggies have feelings too, flowers sleep on the night, they can die, they growing, they feel if you cut it...", "but i must eat chicken too survive, HAHAHAH", "I don't care about them, they are yummy anyways", "It's our choice, YOU can't force us", "vegetarian food taste so euuuuw", "you're too nice, they die BEFORE they heads cuts off hahaha", "i want MEAT MEAT MEAT!!!", and then all of them laughing...
Sometimes i feel like I just don't do more, they talk about it almost every lunch, it's like they 5 against me. :I
Someone who have some tips? c:
It's simple, I don't eat anything that was alive. Plants have a "life cycle", animals are alive.
If that is not good enough for your peers, simply ask them to prove that plants suffer as much as animals. It would be an interesting research activity. If someone does prove this, nominate them for a Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking discovery!
1) When they mention the hurt that plants feel, quickly point out that they can't tell the difference between a carrot and a cow, and until they learn the difference, you're not going to waste your time arguing with a moron. Strange that they would attack you for eating plants when they eat them too! Remind them that the subject is about eating animals, not plants. they always try to skirt the subject and turn things around on you to distract your point. Animals have a central nervous system and feel pain. plants don't have a central nervous system but they do have a right to live. it is true that we should only eat plants that don't have to be killed by us to eat them...fruit WANTS to be eaten (so that you'll swallow their seeds and later fertilize them after digeston) and is karma-free. you can cut the head off a carrot, replant it, and it will grow. so will a lot of vegetables. Seasonal plants, such as grains are arguably already dead or dying when it comes time to harvest them, so it's not us that is killing them. 2) Always remember this in life (something I learned in from being a salesperson): AN OBJECTION IS ALWAYS AN QUESITON IN DISGUISE. When your schoolmates are teasing you, it's because they really want to ask you a question, don't know how or afraid to face the facts, so they resort to teasing and silliness. To address this, you must educate yourself on the flesheating issues and hit them with fact after fact. My favorite one is: "6 out of the 10 top leading causes of death is directly caused by consumption of animal flesh", this would be heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, etc. Did you know that the late popsinger Michael Jackson was a dedicated vegetarian, and he was autopsied after he died and the examiner found absolutely NO arteriosclerosis in his heart, and testified in court that he had never seen this before in any other 50 year old man, that he expected significant plaque and heart disease when he did his examination?
Dumballa: Yes, I tryed to say like "Plants LIVE, but they have no feelings, just beacuse they need water doesn't mean that they are alive like animals (or humans). But I will say and explain lifecycle next time, it's sounds better ;)
Asscimo and Jive: haha yes, it's very silly arguments, I think they must find something that's bad with being vegan or vegetarian (i mean actually everything is just good ;). Asscimo, yes, i tryed too say something like that too, they can't find a good answer, just saying like "ehm... but this plant feel if I touch it, plants, animals.. no sense..", it's not an argument.
Vegebald & Longdrive: Longdrive; wow thank you :)
And, thank you all for the tips/arguments, especially that with "you can cut the head off a carrot... Yes, like i writed to Asscimo, they "must" find something that's bad with being veg, if I can persuade them that plants and vegetables don't have feelings, they started to say something about the earth ("but how the soy come here without affecting the earth???") or the humans or whatever the can find. My old classmates said that "VEGANS LIVE SHORTER; I PROMISE!!!!", they asked a teacher and she was like "Oh, of course! You must have meat to survive! What, are you VEGAN?!" I was so stupid that I did not say that vegans live up to TEN YEARS longer! *stupid me*. I will write a list in my phone with cool vegan facts ;)
Michael Jackson, wow!
Thank you all :)
If it's not causing pain, but the killing that concerns you, a vegan diet demands far less "killing" than a meat and/or dairy centered diet, because vast amounts of vegetation are consumed by farm animals before their trip to the slaughterhouse.