Turkeys are intelligent and sensitive animals who form strong lifelong bonds with one another and diligently look after and protect their young. .
They’re exceedingly social and can communicate with over 20 unique vocalizations, which is even more than dogs. However unlike dogs in western countries, over 46 million of these affectionate beings are killed for one meal on one day. Their lifespan of 10 years is cut short, to a mere five months only so that people can eat their corpses in adherence with a tradition which is essentially choosing to be cruel for the reason of others being cruel in the past.
What determines whether we see some animals as friends and others as food? Like dogs, turkeys are intelligent, affection, social and have a strong will to live no different than most other animals who are deemed to be food. .
Animals aren’t eaten because it’s necessary to do so: Animal agriculture accounts for 83% of agricultural land but only provides 18% of the world’s calories*. Additionally, by choosing plant foods instead we decrease our odds of developing the deadliest chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis. .
Over 70 billion terrestrial and 1-1trillion aquatic animals are killed and eaten per year only because it is deemed normal and acceptable despite the suffering it causes in much the same way that slavery was deemed normal and acceptable in the past. Beings are exploited based on arbitrary characteristics. To be morally consistent is be vegan which is to refuse to exploit or cause unjustified harm to sentient beings.
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*Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers
Authors: J. Poore1, T. Nemecek
Posted @withrepost • @austin.vegan
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