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Brian Champ
Posted over 1 year ago
Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?
I don't disagree with these points at all. My only point is that now most of us have a very real choice. As a speaker for animal rights, I have yet to hear any valid reason for anyone to keep choosing industrial scale exploitation and cruelty when there is a very good alternative available. BTW organic means no pesticides so no destruction of the bacteria that once may have supplied our ancestors with a good source of B12.
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Brian Champ
Posted over 1 year ago
Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?
I am aware of the risk of B12 deficiency. I believe this would not be a problem if I was eating natural organic plant food. I understand a deficiency is easily avoided with B12 supplements or B12 enriched food, seemingly a very small trade off for the long list of diseases linked to meat consumption. Most importantly I feel very good, my doctor says everything is good, and what really feels right is I am not contributing to industrial factory farming which is exploitation beyond my belief. You really have to try for at least a tew months to know how good it is.. If you can, please give it a try.
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Brian Champ
Posted over 1 year ago
Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?
The evidence is strong that a vegan diet is entirely satisfactory for humans which is interesting. It seems meat consumption was a bit like a drug that may have provided some short term benefit, and now is threatening our health, our economy, the environment, and for some most importantly our morality.
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Brian Champ
Posted almost 2 years ago
This talk is about VEGANS. Why do people close themselves to our beliefs and ideas?Do we need to be more radiant and impressive in our ways?
As a long time meat eater, more recently vegetarian, and even more recently vegan I have a lot of thoughts on this topic. There is no denying I would do anything to convert just one person. I have lived a selfish life, but I am sure this desire is not a selfish one, other than, if the world was a better place it will make me happier. As a relatively recent convert, I know that the most persuasive people in my journey were those somehow happy in their own skin, not pushy, but with an obvious passionate sense of what is right. To current meat eaters out there I ask you to be sympathetic to my dilemma. If you can just imagine what it is like for a moment. If it helps, imagine yourself in the times when black slavery was mainstream and generally accepted. Imagine that somehow with all this acceptance, you realized how wrong it was before most people around you. Friends would get annoyed when you said things . Some would say to you, "I know its not very nice, but its naïve to think it could be changed, when it is so much part of our economy and way of life". This is how I and probably many other vegans out there are feeling today. You may think it is crazy to care about our fellow animals so much, but just try to walk in my shoes for a minute before being too critical about our comments. One final statistic which might help, In the USA today 300 animals are slaughtered every second. That's 180 million every week. Please sympathize with the pain this causes someone who genuinely respects these victims. I can't just smile and say each to his own but I do want to keep living.