Why I'm a Vegan
BY JONATHAN BERGLIND
I recently spent a month in Italy for a Health & Fitness class. While I was there, I had a lot of fun times I spent around the city of Verona, as well as fun times in other cities. And of course, because I’m a member of my generation, I also spent a lot of fun times with my eyes glued to a screen and headphones on my ears, watching Youtube videos, reading articles, and filling my head with everything I can think to Google from cat videos to politics to news.
This is a conversation I had with my best friend after watching one of them. All of the times are local to me where I was in that moment. From where he was messaging, it was 6 hours earlier in the day.
we should go to vegas
after you return ofcourse
we can hit the grand canyon
And every dennys on the way over
i don't think i'll ever be able to eat at Denny's again
Here there's nothing but fresh food. It makes American restaurants taste like glue.
Well yeah... Especially Denny's, but what chu gonna do bout it
eat at home
and fair trade
I doubt your going to become vegan, but some nice home cooked meals do sound quite nice
i've been researching and i think im at least going vegetarian
Then i guess the $2 casadia will be your new reg
Probably not. Because of the cheese
Fuck your anti cheese
youre worse than hitler
Lemme bend down for you
Lol, yeah actuality, because I'm not fully vegetarian yet
I want to transition so it's healthy
Damn man... youre that guy now
And he was full vegan
Look up Peter Singer's interview with Richard Dawkins
Q: What made you decide to become a vegan?
a: i went to Europe
Lol, no, it was actually a few things
Italy was just a small part
But, atheist morality;
We're not made in the image of any deity. So why is our right to exist and enjoy life and not be killed any more valid than another form of life?
Intelligence isn't that special; as far as we can tell it's only evolved once, and might not prove to be useful unless we start to use it as much as we can.
So it's not intelligence; the only logical criteria is capacity for suffering
And cows and pigs can and do suffer quite a bit in the process of providing meat for us in American factory farms.
As do chickens and turkeys
We should eat things that we're fairly confident don't suffer when we prepare them. Like lettuce or apples or clams
Oh i see, i see... How do we know apples don't suffer? and I can only hope she's pretty