I feel pain

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I’m adopting a new policy and I invite all other veg*n bloggers to join in:

A comment from a user isn’t worthy of a thoughtful response if they use the “plants feel pain” argument (this goes double if it’s already been discussed in the comment thread. The way I figure it, anyone who brings out this unbelievably tired and limp argument isn’t serious about having any real discussion, so I’m refusing to waste time on them.

I think this goes for real life situations, too.

10 Responses to “I feel pain”

  1. Marcy

    i think it goes triple when they refer to themselves as a “spiciest”. or rail against all vegetarians & vegans as hypocritical for eating fish, when if they were they wouldn’t be veg or vegan, duh. *shakes head at complete and utter lack of intelligence*

  2. bazu

    so much word.
    can we add to that list:

    -but cows need to be milked, if it wasn’t for us, farm animals wouldn’t even be here

    and

    -how sad that you care about animals more than you care about people (as if compassion and justice are limited to one species)

  3. Jul

    I obviously care about other living beings more than you, because I only eat plastics and metals. So there. :)

  4. Quirky

    Someone always says they are “off to eat a big juicy cheeseburger.” Every. Single. Time.

  5. tubs

    Yes, it’s not worth it to validate specious & tangential hypotheticals (such as being stuck on some godforsaken island) by bothering to answer them either.

  6. Lazurii

    Ooo, ouch. I’m a vegetarian that believes plants can feel pain, but when misused. Eating a plant is not misusing it. Torturing a plant (like ripping or burning leaves, etc) I believe can cause pain to the plant, especially when there is no point in the torture. But now you can all call me weird. I’m off to eat a big juicy Boca Burger.

  7. Kate Saltfleet

    “You know root vegetables scream when pulled up, don’t you?”

    *rolls eyes*

  8. Gary

    Well, I have to respect the carrot liberators for dealing with the roots of the problem.

  9. Greenwood

    Good idea – I mean, the “assume good faith” principle is great, but you can only take it so far.
    BTW, can you add canine teeth to the list?

  10. Greenwood

    “I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to become a vegetarian!”

    This one is right down there!

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