my friend. I hope you don’t mind me commenting on what you just wrote
"I am a vegetarian. I’d be a vegan if vegan cheese didn’t taste so nasty. That said, I’m fine with cheese because the cow isn’t murdered for it. "
Bobby cows cannot be allowed to drink the mother’s milk and males can’t produce milk for the farmer so they are put to death.
“I don’t care for Communism, but Democratic Socialism I would be OK with.”
Democratic Socialism is useless. Won’t change anything. Read Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen’s recent account of the 2020 election entitled Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency. Lucky shows how the ruling class, through the Democratic Party, brings to bear 200+ years of experience to accomplish its chief task: crushing left-wing opposition and ensuring that the interests of working people have no impact whatsoever on state foreign or domestic policy.
“And before you go on about a rant concerning modern farmers, not all farmers machine milk their cows, like large massive dairy farms.”
The cows are artificially inseminated by sticking a fist full of the bulls semen up its backside. We call this rape in human terms.
“I also know that if we starved the cows and only made grains and corn for humans, then there’d be less methane gas, but I don’t believe in starving domesticated animals.”
Who is talking about starving the cow? The call is for stop breeding them into existence.
" We are responsible for them. We also need to be responsible for all animals, not just the domesticated ones, so that means we must do something about Climate Change, which causes massive fires that kills many wild animals and even some domesticated animals. That said, we also need to listen to the Native Americans (who ironically (some) do eat meat, but thank the animal before eating it."
There is no need to eat meat in today’s world when there are many alternatives .
“So total veganism is not a necessity, but vegetarianism is better and doesn’t deny the body some important nutrients like veganism does. Vegans often have vitamin B’s, especially B12 deficiency.”
Lots of persons on carnivore and omnivore diets take supplements. Vegans taking B12 is a spurious argument at best.
"Yes, a multivitamin can make up for that, but eating one egg a week didn’t kill the chicken who laid it. BTW, I did grow up on a farm and I never ate a single animal, but they obliged us with their milk and eggs. "
The male chicks are killed (crushed) as they cannot produce eggs. Lots of suffering and cruelty here.
“No, it wasn’t a massive dairy farm, but just a small farm that sustained my family and my grandparents had a small on too- chickens and a couple of cows, as well as a huge garden. Trust me, the cows, just like human women, would have had a lot of pain if they let them dry up and accepted their milk.”
Again the cow is kept constantly pregnant to produce milk and her babies are taken away from her to stop drinking it. After the cow stops being able to produce milk, it is sent to the slaughterhouse well before it reaches the age of natural life
“Sadly, the majority of humans don’t even bother to be nice to other animals, ask them, or even thank them. There’s just a way one should act amongst other animals and most humans don’t have it, but that’s another story.”
Can stop the suffering and torture by refusing to participate in the industry that breeds them. No demand no supply.
No comment of the support for XR direct activism for climate change action