As many of you are likely aware by now the news is alight with stories about how the Italian government is proposing jail sentences on vegan parents who “impose” their diet upon their children.
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