Thursday, October 24, 2013

Link of the Day: If Being Vegetarian Is Important....




From 2008: An Activist's Life = A Meaningful Life

Excerpts:

If we are to be free of the constraints that limit most people – that is, if we are to make rational choices the basis of our lives – it is critically important that we do seek out what is fundamental, rather than accepting the beliefs of our parents, the preaching at the local church, the current social views, the most recent best seller, etc. Just as reason shows us our biological baggage, reason also shows our cultural encumbrances....

By choosing to be a vegetarian, we will accomplish a great deal of good over the course of our lives – we will spare many hundreds of animals from the malicious maws of modern agribusiness.

But each one of us could accomplish much more, in just one hour!...

[I]f we agree that being a vegetarian is vital, then we must recognize that being an effective advocate for the animals is many times more important. Efficient outreach has truly enormous potential; if you think compound interest is a good deal, effective vegetarian advocacy allows for exponential returns!