A Matter of the Heart
There is often raging debate going on about veganism and animal advocacy, with those opposed to the idea of eliminating animal exploitation often using arguments that are intended to expose any weakness in logic or rationality that can be found.
There are numerous good rational and logical reasons to avoid animal exploitation, including environmental ones, but that’s a subject for another blog.
The main problem with seeing a movement that seeks to raise the status of the “lower” animals at our mercy to one that considers their needs and desires as a movement born of intellectual thought is that essentially the basis of animal advocacy is rooted in the heart, not the head.
Don’t get me wrong. I have always admired intellect. One of my best friends who left this earth in 2001 was one of the most brilliant minds I had ever encountered, and I loved to observe her…
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