PEOPLE WHO NEVER EAT MEAT, FISH, OR POULTRY
(Total Number of Vegetarians and Vegans)
3% 65 plus
4% Below $35,000 household income
5% $35,000 – $50,000 family income
4% $50,000 – $75,000 family income
5% $75,000 – $100,000 family income
1% Over $100,000 family income.
5% High school education or less
3% Partial college
5% College graduate
Alright so it looks like the racists (white supremacists) have found their way back to this tag, so I’m going to have do so some cleaning up. Buckle up kiddies, today let’s look at the Land Bridge Theory and the Solutrean Theory and find out whether there’s any kernel of truth to them.
Here we go!!! Thanks to this lovely one who wrote it all out so eloquently.
Read this white people!!
A question for preachy vegans: What purpose do cows have besides being used for food and dairy?
What purpose do YOU have? I don’t see you curing cancer or ending world hunger. What fucking purpose do you have?
What’s that? Your life is important to YOU? Other people don’t get to decide your purpose? HMMM INTERESTING
This could have been phrased much less rudely, as it is a perfectly legitimate question…? As I state on my blog often, veganism is about causing the least harm that you are able to. Some indigenous populations or those with a very limited choice for health, geographical or cultural reasons sometimes do not have much choice in what they eat. You can only ethically judge someone for an action they freely chose, if there is no choice, there can be no judgement. I have no problem with those people at all.
The people I do have a problem with, however, are the most often privileged westerners who very much do have a choice, holding up indigenous populations as if they were an excuse for their own eating practices.
You don’t say anything because you’d be subtracting from the point. When I say “the racism of white people is most powerful,” it should be understood that I do not mean all white people, but white people as a collective or as a system. We know there are individual good white people and allies, I interact with them daily.
I’m so fucking sick of people discrediting veganism by saying it’s classist and only rich white people can do it. Oh okay so I guess I, a person of color who lives well under the poverty line and DOES buy all of my food off of my 189 dollars a month food stamps, just doesn’t fucking exist. Fuck off the face of the earth and stop erasing us poor vegans, because I’m getting sick and fucking tired of this.
I’m sick of this because: The amount of grain produced in 2011 just to feed livestock is enough grain to feed 8.7 billion people for a year. There are just over 7 billion people on the planet, while nearly 1 billion people are currently malnourished or dying of starvation. More than 6 million children will die this year of starvation. 82 percent of these children live in countries where grain surpluses are fed to animals that are eaten by individuals in the developed world. One quarter of all of the grain produced in third world countries is given to livestock. This affects food prices, food availability and food security.
Human population growth at present is creating 230,000 new mouths to feed every single day. What kinds of food are grown and the efficiency of this growth in terms of land and resource use will determine whether we can sustain human life on earth.
The people most affected by all of the devastation caused by meat eating - deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, desertification, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease - are the world’s poor. A diet that includes animal products cannot be universalized to the world population; that is elitist and classist.
I don’t give advice on how to cope with being white.