There are far more ways of preventing factory farming then going vegan and risking severe damage to your health. Such as buying certified organic, buying from farmers markets or even buying “hormone free and cage free” proteins. However babbling on about being vegan all the fucking time is pretty annoying. Not gonna lie. There’s a joke in the culinary world about vegans “how do you know someone is a vegan, don’t worry they’ll fucking tell you about it”
Going vegan doesn’t put your health at risk. So says the American Dietetic Association, the Physicians Comitte for Responsible Medicine, the Canadian Dietetic Association, the Junta de Andalucía (Spain), the Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain), the British Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatry, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and many more, including many nutritionists who have investigated on the subject. They all know much more than you and I, and if they say you can be vegan and healthy, then maybe it’s because they know it.
Consuming animals in any way means using them as objects, denying their individuality and exploiting them. Every animal, humans included, is a somebody, not a someone, and deserves respect and to be treated as an individual. Why, you may ask yourself. Because all animals have the capacity of feeling, of interacting with the world around us. We feel pain and pleasure. We have positive and negative experiences, we relate to other individuals, we have memories, personalities, etc.
What that post was about was ethics regarding non humans, not environment or your health (hey, if you wanna kill youself slowly, do it, but do not involve other beings in it).
If I tell other people I am vegan is because maybe that will make them aware that eating meat is not necessary, nor natural, nor normal. That, and also I don’t want them to feed me corpses if I’m over.