My name is Michael Bosanko (aka The Angry Vegetarian), and I have a problem. Vegans. Or more accurately, the ‘ethic’ argument made by some vegans. Before I explain, I must first confess that even though I am a vegetarian, I am probably more close to vegan than most vegetarians, and the dairy I consume is obtained from free-roaming animals that are not destined for the slaughterhouse once they have served their purpose. I do not eat eggs, or products that contain eggs. I do not wear leather. I do not keep pets.
How far do you take your ethics?
In my opinion, a true full-on ethical vegan will not be reading my comments, because they will be living off the grid. So … as a vegan, what’s your stance on medicine? All medicine will have, at some point, been tested on animals. I am led to believe there is no exception to the rule here. ALL MEDICINE. TESTED, ON ANIMALS.
What about the stuff you use to wash your hair with, or brush your teeth? Companies can ‘proudly’ boast that their particular product has not been tested on animals … however, what about each active ingredient used in said product? Can we guarantee these individual ingredients/components haven’t been tested on animals?
Let’s now look at the cereal you eat or the vegetables you consume … can you guarantee none of them have faced pesticides or insecticides? When you want to prolong the life of food, do you freeze it? If so, where was your freezer made? Does the company have strong ethical policies when making these electrical goods?
Do you have pets? If yes, then I ask ‘why’? Is the pet bound to your command/whim? Is the pet allowed to be free? Do you keep fish in a tank? If so, why? If we should not interfere or intervene or exploit animals, then is it only right that, of a particular species fails to breed, then we should allow nature to make its natural selection, rather than house near-extinct species in a ‘zoo’, and forcefully encourage them to breed?
Now … you are probably at that point where you’re thinking “What the feck is this strung-up dude on about?”… The truth is, there is no point, other than if you’re a vegan, and you want to impose/impregnate your values onto non-vegans, then please … please … please … please question the very fabric and foundation of your lifestyle choice, because trust me, there will be flaws … many flaws… And when you iron those flaws out, and become the perfect human being, you will have my full, undivided and unconditional attention.
Michael Bosanko live in the United Kingdom. Take one angry veg, one kitchen, a love for food, and a fear of meat and you get the Angry Vegetarian. Want to see some amazing light graffiti by Michael Bosanko that will blow your mind? Click here.