"Pamela, a Vegan near Seattle"



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Blogs: Animals

Memorial Day for Animals


Dear Will,

Thank you for the moving post and call to action. I also was stimulated by your book, The World Peace Diet - enough to remove the last non-vegan item from my menu, that of the occasional egg, and to be "on the ready" with information on US farming and slaughterhouse practices whenever conversation veered in that direction (as it often does when omnivores eat with a vegan).

However, I have some questions about ethics as related to milk and eggs on small "humane" farms. My neighbor has 88 chickens and each has a pet name. She does not kill any of her chickens. But she does gather their eggs, which I believe are unfertilized. Is it ethical to eat those eggs? Or is it unethical to participate in animal husbandry at any level?

In a broader view I have questions about the statement that "We absolutely do not have the right or luxury to eat animal foods, or to think in the exclusivist ways that eating animal foods requires." I see your point. I think I understand exclusivism in the context of animal welfare. But is it moral, is it ethical, is it WISE for me as a vegan to view my omnivore family and friends as wrong? It feels...exclusivist. It would feel vastly better to view my family and friends as simply in need of information (and willingness to see outside our current cultural paradigm). How should I view those in third-world countries with access to few food sources due to their current environment? Perhaps a grain or two, a vegetable or two, and then the occasional goat. Is it wrong for them to eat meat, dairy, and eggs? It feels better to view these people as doing the best they can with the food and knowledge they have access to.

I want to believe that we are on the edge of a cultural revolution where eating animals is no longer the norm, but I need to integrate these absolute statements about omnivores first.

Thanks so much for your attention, and your great writing as usual.

Your fan,
Pamela (vegan)

Blogs: Animals

Memorial Day for Animals


Thank you, Dr. Tuttle! I appreciate your educational words on animal confinement and living our own lives where we are. You bring up good points to ponder. Take care.

Your fan always,

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"Love others fully and with all your heart and do not fear disapproval or rejection. Do not hold back. The more you give the more will be returned to you." Indeed! Thanks for posting about your experience, Dr. Jacobson!

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