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Ryan from Pretoria

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One of the first things you told me is that you are a vegan. Within two minutes of meeting you I could tell it is something you feel very passionately about, share your thoughts, please?
One of the first things you told me is that you are a vegan. Within two minutes of meeting you I could tell it is something you feel very passionately about, share your thoughts, please?
Well everyone knows that being a vegan is healthy that is not a secret. Everyone knows that eating vegan food is good for you. It is lower in fat and higher in fibre. But what I think is most important about not consuming meat and animal products is that consuming meat conditions people towards violence. If you can say to yourself, it is necessary for me to consume something and in the process of that to kill something then it becomes easier for you to justify something like war and structural violence. If you can say well I need to allow something else to die so that I can benefit. That is very much the same as saying I need to take money for myself and let other people be poor because I need that. I need to consume that myself. I need it to be for me and the fact that it harms others doesn’t matter, it is not important that it damages other beings. So as far as I am concerned if we can get people to stop killing other beings so that you can enjoy your own food, people will realize it was never neccessary for you to eat meat. You can get protein from better sources. Then those same people can realize it was never neccessary for people to live in shacks while other people live in mansions. We can all come up with a much better solution, where people do not need to rely on decadence so that they can feel good. So we can all live on an equal ground. We can all be happy together with a fair way of distributing resources. Food being the simpliest of them but going above that, all resources and money. If we can distribute resources in a way that doesnt involve structural violence, the world will be so much better. Most people turn to crime because of poverty and most people who commit the worst crimes were once poor themselves or they were a victim of poverty or structural violence so they perpetuate that system. If we can escape from that system entirely then we can move forward.