As far as my own opinion on the matter: sure it'd be great not to have the food industry operate like it does, but fuck it, i like cheese and hamburgers with both cheese and bacon. And what kind of southerner would I be without fried chicken in my diet?
I don't mean to be rude, but I feel like y'all are carrying out this conversation without acknowledging that just because it weakens your argument. Seriously...the difference would be...astronomical. Yet, you're all acting as though it's a situation where....eh cruelty is happening either way, so it's all the same. Don't at least see how this could be viewed as an annoying excuse to someone who is a vegetarian? It's like you're creating a nice little win-win for yourselves.
I'm at work, I'll try to get back to some other posts more directly.
Also, I would argue that vegetarianism is sort of a hybrid of a principal-based decision. It is based on the principal that all animals deserve the right to life. It just doesn't follow the moral concept involved to it's logical conclusion. So despite what others say, I feel that it is a principal based decision - not just one that is based on convenience. I feel like instead of acknowledging this, non-vegetarians just see an opportunity for a "gotcha" situation.
You know what I have noticed? I have never known a vegetarian that actually performs physical work for a living. I have known several vegheads and all were fairly weak physically. They always seemed like they ran out of energy easily. None stayed vegtableheads btw. The few I did know, did it because of a girl.
Problem with most veganeians is they think anyone who isn't a veganatarianidiot is somehow ruining the planet and dragging animals behind trucks. They see themselves as holier than tho and it gets a bit old. Kind of makes me want to slap the silly little bitches at times.
Plus, you fucking vegan assholes are eating the shit that MAKES OXYGEN and consumes CO2. You know, that stuff we need to breathe and not suffocate. Jerks.
I liked the part where you called him Tom!