The ethical choice is to abstain from eating humans

Via on Oct 13, 2011

Humans are sentient beings. Raising and killing humans for meat and dairy always causes pain. Humans do not have a biological need to eat human meat and their secretions. So, if you choose to eat human meat and secretions, you are choosing to cause pain and to participate in exploitation and murder. Participating in pain and murder is always unethical. The ethical choice is to abstain from eating humans and their secretions.

About Gary Smith

Gary Smith is co-founder of Evolotus, a PR agency working for a better world. Evolotus specializes in nonprofits, documentary films, animal advocacy campaigns, health/wellness, natural foods and socially beneficial companies. Gary blogs at The Thinking Vegan and writes for elephant journal, Jewish Journal, Mother Nature Network and other publications. Gary and his wife are ethical vegans and live in Sherman Oaks, CA with their cat Chloe and two beagles rescued from an animal testing laboratory, Frederick and Douglass.

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15 Responses to “The ethical choice is to abstain from eating humans”

  1. Jo Tyler says:

    Keep trying, Gary, but I'm inclined to think more intelligent and compassionate people could be found at a Rodeo/BBQ than in the forums of the supposedly "spiritual and enlightened" Elephant Journal.

  2. Suri kate says:

    And the point is???????

  3. Padma Kadag says:

    Gary…I understand your stance..it is noble..on the surface…I wonder if you think that being vegan is the final solution to suffering? I sincerely would like a response…your view. If you are a vegan…is there anything left for you to do in regard to morality or progressing, in some way, towards an enlightenment? I am curious

  4. Speaking as a human that gave my "dairy products" to my human children for a total of nearly 4 years, there was (usually) nothing painful or exploitative about the experience! And ironically: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/vegetaria

    Gary – it is great that there are people who are so impassioned on the subject of veganism, it keeps those of us who are more in the middle about it on our toes. I mean that sincerely. All the best.

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