An Appeal to Omnivores
I'd like to make a special appeal to omnivores everywhere. While this will not absolve you from the guilt of having caused the suffering and death of animals that you eat, can you please stop pretending that it is possible to make a 'personal choice' that has a victim. Just say, "Yeah, I know I'm doing a horrible thing by choosing my desire for a taste or a texture over another living being's desire to live. I am a total jerk. But, hey, I won't stoop so low as to belittle that animal's life by calling it a personal choice." Please!? I am exhausted with arguing against ignorance that I know is feigned. No one is so ignorant as to believe you can make a personal choice that results in the death or suffering of another living creature. No one with a shred of decency and intelligence. So, can we at least agree to stop with the bullshit?