Veganism vs Carnism

As a plant-based individual, I can see the arguments for and against veganism as well as carnism. Ultimately I feel that the extremes of both diets can be unsustainable, whether it be the individual running out of motivation for a vegan diet and confirming to societal norm or the meat-eater buying meat from across the globe racking up air miles to score the cheapest deals for their pocket and not stopping to consider the effects this could have on wider picture outside of their world.

Yesterday, I began watching this very debate and I couldn’t possibly not share it on here as it is so very relevant and well put together on both sides. I found myself initially agreeing with the Vegan to begin with but the further we got into the debate, I found myself switching sides.

I realise that words ending in “-ism” are my least favourite kind of word. They allow little room for error or wanderlust, that’s just not how I want to leave my life. Words ending in -ism are strict practices, systems or philosophies accepted by a group of people. By conforming to a practice associated with an -ism ending group, you might not be confirming to societal norm but you are conforming to the norm associated with that group. Independent thoughts and actions are a gift we take for granted so do right by yourself first and foremost.

Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exz5BfrMdnw . I hope you enjoy and I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Peace to the planet and peace to your pockets

Love always, The Humble Avocado x x

Published by thestayhumbleavocado

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to come and check out this blog. May you find peace and tranquillity and temporary escapism from the never-ending pressures of our modern day lives. The purpose of this blog is to share with you the art of sustainable living which is is both sustainable to the planet and sustainable to your pocket. I am on this journey with you and I want to share with you the new ideas and perspectives taken on board. I welcome your feedback and would love to hear your opinions, ideas and thoughts on the content added, as well as what you would like to read more of. Peace to the planet and peace to your pocket! Love always, The Humble Avocado x x

3 thoughts on “Veganism vs Carnism

  1. I have never thought of -ism as a bad thing before but I see your point. The worst =ism is schism. As a vegan, I like the simplicity, much easier than trying to get my head around, save the rhino, cull the badger, slaughter the cow.

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  2. Thats very true, you’re right! Why is the cow or the badger any less important than the rhino? We see cows, we see badgers- the chances of us seeing a rhino are far slimmer so why don’t we want to protect the animals closest to us?

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    1. The UK is one of the least biodiverse countries in the world yet we bang on about other countries not destroying habitats. Strangely I think I have seen more rhinos than I have badgers. The badgers I have seen have always been a delight. One evening I came across some badger cubs playing – that was a magical experience.

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