Today’s English lesson:
Militant vegan. (noun)
Person who opposes the idea that nonhumans are on earth merely as resources for humans. Usually unequivocally opposed to unprovoked violence. Often known to voice opinions about nonviolence and nonhuman rights in the hope of spreading those ideas.
Antonym: Nonvegan – Person who condones the idea that nonhumans are simple resources for humans, usually accompanied with the enslaving and killing of them. Completely fine with violence, particularly towards the most vulnerable. Often known to falsely fabricate scientific evidence to justify their cause. Often agree with vegans’ sentiments until they have to properly engage with them at which point they suddenly and vehemently disagree with vegans’ sentiments.
Today’s maths lesson:
Number of warm blooded terrestrial animals killed every year just for food: 60+ billion.
Number of aquatic animals killed every year just for food: trillions.
Number of animals intentionally killed by/for nonvegans: all of the above.
Number of animals intentionally killed by/for vegans: none of the above.
Today’s history lesson:
Year since people have thought they’re doing it right and patting themselves on the back: 10000+ BC.
Year slavery abolished in USA: 1865
Year apartheid abolished in South Africa: 1994
Year Australia properly recognised first human nations occupying Australian land mass: Not yet history.
Year greater human society properly recognised other sentient beings: Not yet history.
Today’s economics lesson:
Percentage of earth’s land devoted to animal grazing: 26%
Percentage of earth’s land devoted to animal feed crops: 33%
Percentage of world’s human population employed in animal agriculture of some sort: 20%
Percentage of animal agriculture’s contribution to global GDP: 1.4%
Today’s ethics lesson:
Ethics are important except when:
They get in the way of making money.
They get in the way of cultural conditioning.
They get in the way of religious ideas.
They get in the way of cheeseburgers and ice-cream and visiting the zoo.