It used to be that vegans argued amongst themselves about things like whether or not it was OK to eat honey... until a few years ago when people online started to talk about how sea cucumbers are vegetables. 'Sea cucumbers are cucumbers', they said. Liberal vegans started to talk about how they were a great source of protein for vegans. When 'proper' vegans told them they were wrong, that sea cucumbers were animals and were not at all appropriate food for vegans (and besides cucumbers are fruits) the liberal vegans went ballistic.
Probably not the point but the pic of the hands holding the flaccid sea cucumber made me feel sick 🤢
Perfect analogy and I say that as an omnivore who knows that there is no moral argument for my behaviour!
What if the sea cucumber thinks it’s a cucumber? 😏
"Virtue is its own reward." So being a vegan is its own reward -- there don't seem to be other rewards! Pointing out other people's inconsistencies, or stupidities, or prejudices, is an enormous task. And does it have rewards? Do the inconsistent, or stupid, or prejudiced, hearing the gentle criticism, see the Light, like Saul on the road to Damascus? I guess maybe once in a while....
Also you could point out that the Pearl Fish actually likes to swim into the Sea Cucumbers butt to live - it’s safe, it can feed, & must be pretty cosy!
It’s a creature & creature relationship rather than a creature & vegetable relationship!
"Words mean something. And it isn’t ‘snobby’ to point this out."
They are all bloody mental.glad you don’t eat or use animal products .I can’t bear the terrible suffering inflicted on animals so
in my own small way don’t do it.
Thank dog for this! As a vegan it's great to see something that isn't "a joke" said about vegans. Looking forward to your next piece.
Brilliant analogy. Also sea cucumbers are used in fake medicines.
Love your analogy. Have a great Christmas. X
I’m not vegan , but I do feel your pain. However it’s vegetarians who buy all those over processed “meat” substitutes and claim they are better for the planet than meat. There have been vegetarians for decades managing without them. What is the carbon footprint like on these products? I doubt it’s lower than “farm fresh” local meat.
I love this so much. I worked with 'sea cucumber ranchers' in the Philippines... Turns out sea cucumbers can be be 'farmed' and looked after properly, but most sea cucumbers are very much exploited in horrible conditions. (am aware I am being much too literal here). Just an interesting side note.