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An ominivore asked me, "why do you have claws if you weren't meant to eat meat?" I was like, "I don't have claws, I have nails. There's a difference."
Someone asked me that and I gave him a facepalm.
LOL! The worst argument I hear... "Eating vegetables is killing too"... a really Buddhist argument--used by people who are not buddhist. And then I usually say something along the lines of well animals are a bit different than vegetables... but that usually doesn't usually go anywhere.
They are really reaching with that argument because for many plants it doesn't hurt them at all to take food from them. Such as apple trees. If you don't pick the apples, they will just fall off and rot. Same thing with vegetables and fruits like tomatoes, greenbeans, corn, etc. Nature took care of that for us.
AND I don't see how it makes them more moral to "feel sorry" for the plants and yet eat the animals, which after all are much closely related to us and sentient..
Anyway, I get this one every single time -_-
Difference being: Plants don't feel pain.
Sadly, this is one of the dumbest arguments thrown up, and it happens ALL THE TIME, lol. I like those memes online where they respond to this with pictures. They'll show people picking vegetables and say, "So you're comparing this to THIS" - enter photos of blood, torture and mayhem. It's another childish argument, made by people who either lack intellectual capacity or don't want to expend any intellect on the matter. Both are sad.
1) We eat for energy.
2) All energy comes from the sun.
3) All energy people gain from eating animals comes from the vegetables those animals have eaten.
4) Cut out the 'middle man' and just eat the vegetables.
"All life is precious" ...later accompanied with "but animals are different, they don't have souls!" Really skewed logic there.