Defensive Omnivore #2: What About Bacon!?

Begins to wax sentimental over some variety of meat they could never give up.

The omnivore, even if it’s just subconsciously, is opening themselves up. They’re going to miss a certain bit of flesh that they have some cultural/sentimental/personal attachment to. A good vegangelical will talk to them about the alternatives that modern vegan science has provided, “Have you heard of Morning Star Farms? Check for  egg whites though!” The omnivore will often refuse to give up this bit of flesh.

Now the question is, what is best to do in this situation, for the animals?

It seems obvious, give up on conversion to ethical consistency.

Why not just eliminate all the other bits of flesh and secretions and ova from the diet?

Er…A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, right?



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6 Responses to Defensive Omnivore #2: What About Bacon!?

  1. LiseyDuck says:

    I agree with you up to a point, but would hope that once the person’s mind was open to the reasons for going vegetarian/vegan they might reconsider their attachment to that one item. The same way that I (rather controversially and possibly idealistically) see vegetarianism as the gateway drug to veganism, if the vegetarian in question is at a stage in their life where they are already questioning humans’ relations with animals.

    • Royce says:

      I would hope that all folks would be in a constant process of re/considering what they consume.

      I don’t think there is anything controversial from the vegan perspective about seeing vegetarianism as as a step towards veganism. We live in a world where progress is the strongest narrative.

      • LiseyDuck says:

        I don’t personally find it controversial, but I do find myself arguing the toss about it with other vegans who find something lacking in any form of advocacy that doesn’t push for an instant transition to veganism whatever the circumstances. I am always advocating for veganism rather than vegetarianism, but don’t see it as a bad thing if someone goes vegetarian as a first step. This is especially true if their eye is on going vegan.

  2. Why S? says:

    I love this chart. I’m not vegan; I’m vegetarian yet I’ve heard nearly every one of these arguments.

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