It hurts me so much knowing that there are animals who are suffering and dying right this second just so people can satisfy their taste buds for a short amount of time, look disgusting wearing another animals skin or fur, and use products that were tested on animals for no good reason. It hurts because so many people know it’s wrong, but just don’t care. They are selfish and aren’t capable of thinking past their own life span. Most days I am ashamed to call myself a human.
Veganism has been proven over and over again to help humans but I would feel a lot better if everyone stopped running all over the place to prove so and instead started trying to demolish the already strong anthropocentric notion that something has to benefit humans to hold any merit because saying “veganism helps humans too” does nothing but reinforce this belief and takes focus away from what veganism is truly about: Non human animals and their oppression.