As the world condemns Trump's consideration of lifting the trophy hunting ban, let’s not forget that countless billions of cows, pigs, fishes, chickens and other animals are unnecessarily exploited and killed every year to satisfy our whim to eat animal products.
For some reason, the needless killing of these billions of other animals doesn't cause the same outcry or indignation. But all of these animals suffer immensely, experience fear, and do not want to be killed. They fight with futility for their very lives until their tragic and violent end.
If you’re upset about the trophy hunting of elephants, tigers, rhinos, and other animals, then good, you should be. The violence and harm imposed on these animals by trophy hunters is violent, unjustifiable, and completely unnecessary.
BUT…if you’re upset about that while still eating, wearing and using other animals, then you need to think about that. Humans have exactly zero biological need to consume animal foods for our health (and, in fact, we can be far healthier avoiding them).
So, like trophy hunting, using animals for food, clothing and other purposes is violent, unjustifiable and completely unnecessary.
Additionally, the practice of breeding animals for food is causing severe and global environmental devastation and loss of biodiversity, as habitats are destroyed for the no. 1 cause of deforestation: animal agriculture.
So, if you think trophy hunting is wrong — if you think it's wrong to inflict harm and death on animals unnecessarily — then you are already compelled by your own beliefs to go vegan. It also happens to be one of the most positive impactful actions things you take for the environment and to help preserve the natural habitats on which elephants, tigers and so many other species depend.
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