Imagine, if you will. You live in a gorgeous apartment block. It’s really stunning and it has everything you need. There are some addicts a few floors down from you, and their actions are causing problems. The water supply is being affected, reduced dramatically and what remains tainted. The air quality is being badly affected, even though the block has a state of the art air conditioning system. The addicts keep buying the things they are addicted to, even though the methods used to produce them are not only affecting the air and water, they are affecting the very foundations of the building itself. You’ve told them personally, your good neighbours have told them, building inspectors, even the CEO of your local authority has told them and still they continue. You want nothing more than to keep the apartment, the whole block in fact, as pristine and desirable as it was when you moved in, but the addicts won’t listen. You wanted to leave it to your kids, but the addicts aren’t paying attention.
Pretty soon the entire block might be condemned, deemed unfit for habitation.
And that my dear facebook friends, is EXACTLY what it feels like being vegan in a world with still, STILL, far too many meat and dairy consumers. Only it isn’t an apartment block.
It is Planet Earth.
Paul J. Burgess ©