Vegan Vignette: Lions Though…

lion on green grass field

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The argument goes something like this. Lions (and other predators) hunt and kill prey.

While horrible for the prey, this is also natural. So, eating meat is natural.

This argument from nature is flawed.

A lion, and the scavengers that come after the hunter has killed its prey, waste little.

Lions act out of instinct. Much of what we humans do is contrary to our natural tendencies.

Most meat consumed by humans is cooked, not raw, as a lion would eat it. Further, there is some evolutionary evidence that we were never natural meat eaters.

While they may hunt in packs, lions don’t intensively factory farm their prey by the billions per year worldwide.

We bear the terrible burden of being free to choose and the only thing we are not free to choose is our freedom to choose. Especially those of us in the affluent west.

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