You read that right. Don’t worry, this is still an animal rights blog. The argument (and it’s not really an argument) that meat tastes good is one of the most used comebacks by meat-eaters. And I agree with them. I was a meat-eater for 17 years of my life and I loved eating meat. Because I didn’t know any better. It wasn’t until I learned about the horrors of factory farming and then that cheeseburger didn’t see all that appealing to me anymore. Once you learn the reality, it’s almost impossible to continue to eat animal products. You have no excuses left. Veganism is about putting animals before yourself and realizing that they deserve life just as much as you do.
This quote by Morrissey is one of my favorites and sums up my feelings on the ‘Meat tastes good’ argument. How can anyone argue with Morrissey, anyways?
“Nobody can come up with a good argument for eating animals – nobody can. People as some kind of a joke say, well, ‘It’s tasty’, but it’s only tasty once you garnish it and you put salt and pepper, and you cook it, and you have to do 300 things to it to disguise its true taste. If you put garnishes on a chair or fabric, it would probably taste quite nice.”
What does veganism mean to you?