yet another “vegan”

why do i have to suffer this?

people i don’t even know (or, in some cases, don’t even want to know) keep looking at me with the smugness that is the badge of the completely incorruptible, morally superior, supremely ethical transcendent human being.

“i’m a vegan.  i refuse to participate in the exploitation of animals.  i’m a better person than you.”


do you know how many hundreds of animals died in order to bring you that rice on your plate?

how many died to make sure you got the exact grade of cotton to make your shirt comfortable?

i grew up on a farm.

surrounded by rice paddies.

i used to watch the combines push green frogs ahead of them like waves crashing on the beach.

they didn’t seem to be having much fun.

the frogs i mean.

this rib-eye steak i’m having cost one life.

that piece of corn on the cob on your plate took hundreds of animals from a healthy eco system.

i guess it is pretty cool, though, to be able to point to a place in the night sky and say  “i’m from there.”

and the person standing next to you is thinking “i totally believe that!”



3 Responses to “yet another “vegan””

  1. Love it, I know that smuggie look people give you. Probably young and don’t even know there is a big picture, must less be able to see it!

  2. well, now I know one of the main reasons why I started eating meat again on Utila…you have quite an influence…

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