Recently a viewer asked me to discuss my thoughts on Joe Rogan’s argument that plants are living, intelligent beings, and therefore vegans are just as bad as those who consume meat.
I’ve decided to address this because it is a common, yet flawed argument I hear from the non-vegan camp frequently. And, I hadn’t yet created a “go to” video DIRECTLY addressing the topic.
Recently, while mentioning my mosquito bites in video at least two viewers asked me if I kill mosquitoes, or if killing mosquitoes is vegan.
This actually inspired me to do a broader video on the subject of WHEN it is appropriate to actually kill. At least MY thoughts on the matter, as an ethical vegan.
You can apply this to mosquitoes, animals, humans, whatever.
My response to the video “Why Onision ISN’T Vegan”, from the channel UhOhBro.
Why Onision ISN’T Vegan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXRFw_Orhic
A Closer Look at What So-Called Humane Farming Means http://freefromharm.org/animal-products-and-ethics/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-the-humane-farming-myth/
After 2,500 Studies, It’s Time to Declare Animal Sentience Proven http://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html
Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864
7 REASONS WHY BUYING HONEY HURTS BEES http://www.petakids.com/food/honey/
Get Buzzing About Bees http://getbuzzingaboutbees.com/a-guide-to-honey-bees/honey-bee-colony
Do Bees Have Feelings? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-bees-have-feelings/
Scientists say humans certainly caused the spread of the virus that’s killing honeybees https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/02/05/scientists-say-humans-certainly-caused-the-spread-of-the-virus-thats-killing-honeybees/
Contaminants in Fish http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Food/Fish/ContaminantsinFish
Fish Are Sentient and Emotional Beings and Clearly Feel Pain https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201406/fish-are-sentient-and-emotional-beings-and-clearly-feel-pain
So, is it really true that vegans live longer?
Well, I came across a scientific paper the other day that I thought would make for a VERY interesting video topic for people who want to know whether vegans live longer.
It’s also in line with videos where I’ve explained my anti-aging tips and routines. Backed by research, per usual. I will link both of those videos below for your convenience.
Now, on to this paper.
It was a cohort study, conducted in Spain, which explored the combined effect of six healthy lifestyle habits, or the lack thereof, on mortality in older people.
The study ran from 2000 through 2011, and monitored 3,465 individuals, who were representative of the Spanish population aged at or over 60 at the start of the study.