The world having not ended and no Rapture, I did a little Google search to find a little news on Harold Camping hours after his predicted Apocalypse was supposed to have begun. That's when I came across a an article in The Atlantic which pointed out that, according to Camping, the "fantastically big" world-ending event would have been taking place on a time zone by time zone basis with the first signs occurring at the International dateline at 6:00 PM local time. Had Camping been correct, by the time I woke up at 8 this morning, my wife's relatives in Philippines would have vanished hours before.
The piece in The Atlantic lead me to another - Foodies vs. Darwin: How Meat Eaters Ignore Science
No need to go into too much detail on that article; we already know from the title where it's headed. I was interested, however, in some of the comments to the article which got me to thinking.......Why are so many Vegans "pro-choice" on the issue of abortion?
Another search led me to this rather convoluted piece of B.S. which attempted to show how being pro-abortion has nothing to do with the "principles of vegansim and nonviolence".
Moving on, I found on another website - What does being vegan have to do with abortion? The comments by many of the Vegans were enlightening:
"Well I’m a vegan and I’m pro-choice. I do not believe that anybody has the right to judge a woman’s decision to have an abortion, especially when they do not know her circumstances. A fetus is a fetus. It is inside the body. Having an abortion is just removing cells from a female’s uterus.
Animals are alive and are tortured and feel pain from day one. Even animals who have good lives don’t deserve to die for human purposes." and
"I think people see veganism as an appreciation of life (which it sort of is) and then carry that over to the abortion argument. I am vegan and pro-choice. Becoming vegan has given me a better understanding of why people are against abortion, but I still see foetuses and animals as two very different things.
Also, we kill animals because they’re tasty. Not because we need to, not because it’s traumatic or dangerous to keep them alive. I would be against abortion if women got them because they felt like eating their unborn child, but I am pro-choice because no one should be able to tell another person what to do with their body. A foetus is still part of a woman’s body, not its own independent life form. Effectively a foetus is just a parasite. To make abortion illegal would be to say to every woman on the planet that YOU know better than them, that they can’t be trusted to make their own decision, and their own wants or needs don’t matter in any way. This, in my opinion, goes against the very foundations of veganism."
So, here is the essence of the Vegan pro-choice philosophy - We must give up eating meat out of compassion for the animal and the good of Mother Earth, but that compassion doesn't apply to human beings."Effectively a foetus is just a parasite."
Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler was a vegetarian.