The NY Times recently featured an article about how some people think plants might feel pain. I’ve heard this argument my entire life. “But what about the plants?” the meat-eaters whine as they chow down on plants and animals.
It’s completely absurd to argue against veganism with a ‘plants feel pain’ argument. Here are five reasons why:
- Nonvegans cause more harm; vegans cause less harm. Plain and simple.
- We know for certain that animals feel pain. Plants probably don’t feel pain. Animals definitely feel pain.
- If plants feel pain, it’s certainly not the same kind of pain that animals feel. This is not like this.
- Eating animals increases your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity while a plant-based diet reduces your risk of disease.
- Animal agriculture is far more responsible for global warming than plant agriculture.
Just look them both in the eye. And then try to argue that it makes more sense to kill and eat both than to only kill and eat the potato: