I mean, I'm not a do-gooder, and I really don't give a shit about "political orientation" anymore, and I'm also not an esoteric, or a Jesus-God freak who cites from stuff he has read or heard. I'm kind of real-time. I just had a discussion on another forum about vegetarians and animal lovers.
I said - ok. I'm not against animals, they're part of nature, and all that is part of it has a "right" (funny word....) to be here. But when I said that I prefer humans to animals the shitstorm started.
HOW DARE YOU !!! Animals are innocent ! We kill them and eat them ! They cannot defend themselves ! You want to eat humans ?
Then I said, listen, the salad can't defend itself too, but you still eat it. THAT'S NOT COMPARABLE ! I was shouted at.
Then I said, ok. Fair enough. I'd like to see you when there's no veggies around to buy, or you have no money to buy or grow them, and you have lots of rats in the kitchen, would you eat them ?
I bet all those green luxury assholes with a pet at home they feed Sheba or other can food thrice a day would eat their own pet if they'd starve.
People eat cats, dogs, rats, whatever in Africa. The kids shoot flying bats to eat, although one of them weighs a couple of grams only. And I know families who go out at night to steal plantains off the big French plantations just to get some food for the day.
As I wrote on FB:
Are you standing in front of your fridge and cannot decide what to cook for dinner ? Think about people who have no fridge and are happy to eat a bowl of rice a day.
Again: I'm not a do-gooder. But I've got fucking enough of those luxury complaints in our hemisphere.