Why do most fellow vegans hate it when I say I'm a vegan who doesn't kill plants (or tries not to)?

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  • Why do most fellow vegans hate it when I say I'm a vegan who doesn't kill plants (or tries not to)?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 17:38
Something that doesn't have a brain can't feel pain.
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 18:01
I really feel you on this and I don't think that your crazy haha. All I think is that plants don't have the same active nervous system that humans and animals have. Also the evidence suggests that some plants want to be eaten because they're eaten to get their seeds maybe...I don't know. Good for you though, the less suffering the better (:
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Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 17:40
I think it upsets them cuz it sounds a little self righteous and makes them feel guilty. I would say im a vegan whom only eats things that plants produce/bear. Try that and explain, but dont get into why unnecessarily
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Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 18:13
I'm a vegan because I am not a predator. If humans were made to eat meat, we would be the worst predators ever. I don't care about animals, but that doesn't mean I think slavery is right.
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Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 18:38
I don't know any of your fellow vegans but I am going to guess that they consider you to be pretentious even for a vegan. This is just a guess
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Answer #6 | 23/12 2013 20:24
I just go with nature I est everything.
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Answer #7 | 23/12 2013 20:03
Plants dont want to die any more or less than animals want to die. I quit vegan a year ago and now I'm returning to be vegan. But plants aren't sentient beings like animals are. Humans tend to have more sympathy for animals for this reason.
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Answer #8 | 24/12 2013 08:47
Plants dont feel pain. You need at least a nervous system of some kind, which all animals have. Plus all animals do have a brain, at least to some extant.
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Answer #9 | 23/12 2013 18:05
Come to think of it, when I eat home-grown food I really try to do as little harm to the plants as I can, and so do most people I know. I think a lot of people are under the impression that to make food you have to kill the plant, when in reality not all plants are killed in the harvest or picking. Some are, but not all. So it's not really all that out there. anyway, I think you're awesome for doing it. But cutting out all foods which could result in the death of plants is something I'm not sure I could do. Maybe for a while, but I kind of like wheat products. Anyway, for a lot of other plants that vegans eat like tomatoes or corn or legumes the plants die after a year regardless if you've picked the fruit or seeds. And they die a natural death and then are returned to the earth. It's just not something I've ever really thought much about until I think it was fruitydreams that said they only eat plant foods that don't kill the plants by eating. Some people are holier-than-thou and people that do this are more holier than me. The thought kind of fascinated me. But I'm sorry to say, for me it's just not a high priority. Sad thing about people - they tend to draw lines and often have harsh judgements for people who's lines are drawn differently. "Too good", "too emotional" "trying to be better than everyone else", "self-righteous" on one side, and whatever it is that's wrong on the other side. And when it comes to things on the other side, it's sad that for people to decide they're on the right side they stay blind to so much. Fun fact - Jesus went into Jerusalem. People loved him, called him King, Messiah and even their God or Godhead. He spoke out against eating meat, and in the Temple released all the animals who were going to be sacrificed and turned into feasts. Talked about money lending and animal sacrifice and how dirty it was. Within days he was crucified. 5 days after entering Jerusalem. The idea of not eating meat didn't go down well.
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