I once got into an argument on Facebook about who was worse: Michael Vick vs. Jared from Subway because of this image: https://blackandwhitepandaduh.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/subway-is-ashamed-of-jared-the-nfl-isnt-ashamed-clearly-of-their-abusers/
This argument also centers around sports culture and race, which makes it harder for me to talk about as I come at it from an animal rights perspective and blanket-hate sports. But an argument from the Michael Vick side was that “He’s served his time” and should therefore be forgiven. I counter argued that Jared from Subway will serve his time, but do you ever think that people will forgive him for what he did?
It is difficult to make practical or a moral distinction between someone who satisfies their sexual appetite at the expense of an innocent child and someone who satisfies their dietary appetite at the expense of an innocent animal.
Indeed, a rational case can be made that the meat eater is the more cruel and callous of the two, as his victim is murdered so he may satisfy his appetite.
The outrage such a comparison evokes from meat eaters is as predictable as their victims are dead.
Were I able to choose a world of meat eaters or a world of pedophiles, I would infinitely prefer the latter. Such a world would be infinitely kinder than the one in which we live.
Meat eaters are only able to continue their barbarity because of human societal norms and man made laws.
An alien observing human society would no doubt be as horrified…
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