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PhD student in molecular biology expressing thoughts on frustrating subjects found specifically in the vegan community. Disclaimer: Everything posted on this blog is my own personal thoughts, and does not reflect any views or opinions by any present nor future employer or organization

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  1. Ive really enjoyed reading your blog and several posts. I am not a Vegan, and reading your blog, for the first time I don’t feel completely vilified.

    I do not support animal cruelty, I believe in sourcing only from local organic farms and grass fed ranches whose ethical and humane practices are known to me personally. I know that may sound like a justification of cruelty to some. I truly believe we must seriously reduce our dependency on industrialized livestock proliferation and consumption. There are too many atrocities that go unpunished.

    I also believe that industrialized cultivated agricultural has just as many of there own abuses when it comes to poor land management, soil erosion & degradation, proliferation of toxic pesticides leaching into our aquifers and fresh water sources, contamination harming the health of people, plants and animals, poor resource conservation through faulty irrigation practices. So much needs to change if we are all to survive.

    I think we all can live and work toward a better tomorrow without demonizing everyone who may have a differing opinion.

    My family doesn’t eat a preponderance of meat, but is suplimented in our mostly plant based diet. I’m not making excuses as to why I’m not Vegan, just being honest.

    I’ve been harassed by what I can only term a Vegan extremist (I apologize if that’s offensive but it’s how it feels), who resorted to Ceyber-bullying and accusing me of supporting atrocities against women, child slavery, and clubbing baby seals all because I asked him to address the sustainability of the world Vegan Utopia he was suggesting. I asked him how should we address the environmental, ecological, economic abuses already in agriculture, and long term ideas to sustain that Utopian hypothesis. He is a Vegan because he finds the thought of humans killing animals abhorrent, then advocates slaughtering cattle to extinction because it’s more humane then using them for food. I was horrified by that. How is it morally right for anyone Vegan or not to kill something to extinction in order to spare it? He never answered only ridiculed me further.

    I believe in exploring the big picture the cause and effect of things. I ask questions. I’m never asking because I feel superior or I’m Invalidating someone’s opinion or choices. I do respect life, and yes it sounds hypocritical because I incorporate meat in my diet. We can’t simply put millions of cattle in petting zoos, or cull them to extinction, so what happens to them? We do have a responsibility to them. I just don’t know that there is an easy answer to it.

    Sorry for the super long post. I guess I feel like you may understand why I ask questions. Thanks for listening.

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