The only true Ethics are Vegan Ethics. For a person to explain what is or is not moral having just eaten the flesh of a baby lamb and dipping their bread in its blood, is surrealistically macabre and hypocritical in the extreme. It is beyond high strangeness to suppose that competitive, waring, predatorial, classist, elitist carnivores have any true morality to offer.
Vegan Ethics considers all life as sacred and that inclusive to all decisions must be considerations towards all sentient beings. We cannot prosper as a species if we decimate all other species and annihilate the living ecosystem of life that both composes us as living beings and surrounds us as our environment. Vegan Ethics considers life cycles as genuine determining factors in evaluating behavior, considers the ongoing struggle to overcome ignorance as the supreme purpose of both life and Vegan Enlightenment, and Vegan Ethics is inclusive of all life in the present and all life in the future as the primary concern for all decisions.
Vegan Ethics honors renunciation such that by limiting our consuming to plants and minerals for medicine, food, clothing, transportation and housing is known to be the source of correct living. Vegan Ethics does not consider the consuming of animals and animal products as freedom, rather it is the source of tyranny both spiritual and temporal. Vegan Ethics understands that the consuming of animals and animal products is not just morally repugnant, spiritually wrongful and scientifically incorrect, but that it is part of extenuating social, political, cultural, religious and humanitarian failures. All carnivorous systems of economics, resource management, religion, culture and politics are self-consuming, auto destructive and complete failures. Only Vegan systems of economics, resource tenure, religion, culture and politics can establish sustainable methods of life practices.
As individuals, the fundamental foundation of ethics exists within every vegan as they choose to consume what is right and healthy over what is not. To then couple Vegan Lifestyles with existent structures of morality that are modified into a Vegan Spectrum of acceptability, then ensures the cultivation of Vegan Ethics in a correct manner. For instance, one who is vegan and then practices vegan Buddhism is going to not only consume resources correctly, but will not steal, will not lie and will not lead a morally corrupt lifestyle. Vegan Ethics is far beyond the simple obeying of governmental laws and eating correctly. Vegan Ethics involves an entire consumer base of all products consumed, it involves a connection with all of life in non-speciocentric terms, and it involves a purified consciousness derived from a correct diet that does not toxify the body and brain with animal products.
Posted by ForestNymph at 10/01/17 08:41:11I tend to agree with this because these ethics can be tied in some way to most spiritual or religious paths (even Jews and Muslims have laws about how animals should be treated, and Native American tribes thanked animals they killed and viewed animals as sacred as fellow travelers on this Earth) ...but particularly in the East, pure Eastern thought outside of worshiping any deity emphasizes respect for all life, and encourages either vegetarianism or veganism. Today, we can see that the carnist mindset, and the dominance of anthropocentric cultures, has put the entire world in jeopardy - many species, including our own, so these ethics also go hand and hand with good scientific practices.
However, if you're going to build an entire spiritual path around vegan ethics, this requires thinking about ALL LIFE ON EARTH - sort of how Jains do it - which requires thinking about veganism in much broader terms of whether or not a food item contains eggs or dairy, but is the company selling that product hurting animals or other people by bad agricultural practices, water theft, inhumane working conditions, clear cutting forests, etc. There are plenty of vegans who don't go that far with it, they're just as happy to eat an Oreo full of unethically sourced palm oil as they are a bowl of tofu, vegetables and grains. I'm not saying I myself am perfect, because this is a huge process for most people to even stop and think about what they're consuming and whom it effects, and that does go beyond "does this box of cookies have milk powder."