!!!This video is not anti-vegan or anti-vegetarian. You do you!!!
This video tackles a select a group of individuals within those communities, but not representative of those communities entirely, whom have little regard for semantics and use generalizations to defend their stance. This video tackles that strictly from their point of view, people who claim humans are not capable of being meat eaters and tackling it by supplying outliers and the counter generalizations. The reason being, it’s a video the tackles it from their perspective.
The humor and jokes are just meant to make the video something that is a bit more easy-going.
I feel the need to clarify a few things:
1. This video was not designed to be anti-vegan or anti-vegetarian. It was designed to call out bad biology. To challenge generalizations by going after claims using outliers and counter generalizations by battling cherry picked information with selective context. Establishing that generalizations over what “every omnivore” must have is highly problematic.
2. This video tackles the specific claims certain individuals have been erroneously propagating over the “validity” of unsubstantiated generalized characteristics of omnivores, carnivores, and herbivores. Generalizations that were first put forward by a poster created in the 1970s, by the American Hygiene Society. These generalizations are problematic for all sides of the debate. Quite frankly, the arguments for veganism and vegetarianism are much more effective when you factor in the reality of our biology, context is key. Not only that, but it seems to be an unnecessary hurdle.
3. This video just discusses the fact that people can eat meat, it doesn’t say you should or even that it’s ideal.
4. This video was conditioned through the evaluation of terminology, specifically that of “omnivore.” Using a scientific definition, an omnivore is:
>>An animal that includes both plants and animals in its normal diet –
Supplement Animals may be classified based on the type of their normal diet. Animals that feed (exclusively) on animals are called carnivores. Those that feed (exclusively) on plants are called herbivores. Animals that feed both on animals and plants are referred to as omnivores.
Omnivores are a group of animals that derive energy and nutrients from a variety of food sources, such as plants and animals, as well as fungi, algae and bacteria.1 Because of the wide variety of food sources, omnivores are also called all-eaters. However, *compared with other animal groups such as carnivores and herbivores, the omnivores lack distinctive specializations in acquiring and processing food.*2
Examples of omnivores are chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, pigs, most bears, hedgehogs, opossums, skunks, sloths, squirrels, mice, rats, rodents, raccoons, and many others. Humans are regarded as omnivores. However, there are those who are selective in their diet and chose to feed solely on plant materials (i.e. vegans).
5. There are plenty of people on YouTube who are willing to discuss the efficacy, nutrition, and concerns with the usage of products ranging from meat to wool. I would invite you to check them out. My personal recommendations from that of the vegan perspective being Unnatural Vegan and TheVeganAtheist.
6. This video is by no means flawless and in the future I might make a better version that looks at the entirety of the context, rather than simply going after the claims of an individual.
So there you have it. I stand by the undoubtable fact that humans are omnivores. But simply because meat played a part in our evolution, particularly in how it shaped our behavior, doesn’t mean it needs to continue to do so. It’s up to you to make the choice.
I wish you all the best and take care.
My major reason for continuing to be a slave owner is due to my admiration for culture. I enjoy being able to whip a slave knowing that someone 150+ years ago would’ve whipped the same exact way.
Seriously, this is the weirdest defense of eating meat I’ve ever come across.
Edit: I shared this as an example of cognitive dissonance and how even intelligent people will cling to the dumbest excuses to justify their bad behavior. We can throw up our hands and say “lost cause” or we can do our best to convince people like Think Fact to change. I prefer the latter approach.
Guled Dehay Was this on your video and which one? 😂
Dale from Think Fact eats meat because of his “admiration for culture.” He believes that by “removing animals from our food and fashion we lose a part of our identity by means of cuisine, clothing, and so much more.” I think he’s very wrong about this and here’s why.
+lovingboarding She didn’t debunk my claim, she debunked her interpretation of what I said. She made no effort to reach out and talk to me to get an more in depth understanding of what I was talking about. She justified a video response rather than talking to me because she somehow thought my closing statement meant I didn’t even want her to reply… No. I’ll make a video some day, but it won’t be a response. I quite frankly don’t want to talk to her to produce a video response at the moment, and I won’t put her through what she put me through because all it will do is bring unnecessary hate to her.
Like…Really? You’re serious, here?
Did Swayze has answered something to that…incredible argument?
Think Fact: I actually really like Swayze. I find her to be very critical of even her own movement to try to pull people back on track and I admire that. But, I understand she’s built a brand around Veganism, and even when I present arguments or my cultural reasoning it would only be expected she could not simply agree with me as could not most vegans because that would be making an excuse for non-vegan behavior. They can’t have that. Which once again is what worries me about individual to try to propagate veganism.
Here’s my message to her. . .
crabe: Thanks for the answer, but…do you realize what you wrote? Culture?!! That…doesn’t make any sense, in a culture made at 90% of the last 50 years, and for a problematic meat consumption only in western countries…It doesn’t make any sense, at all.
The issue is cattle suffering, the issue is waste of the resources and pesticids abuse to meet the cattle needs. The meat consumption, twice a day all day by 4.4 billions western people, cut the south america forests to harvest soya, threatening aborigen cultures more than “changing diet in western world”. The issue is the GHG produced by food industry, mainly by meat and dairy production : Some sources speak about a GHG quantity produced greater by any kind of transportation means around the world, so it’s not a minor cause of global warming, at all. And it will change the earth, environment, and hence culture more than any other things in the world…and not in good, I guess…
Do you see the unbalance, the irony in your argument?
(Note that you could be meat eater or vegan : I only criticize your opinion here)
And the worst is that you can check all these informations on peer reviewed publisher website. Far from the cherry picking other vegan youtubers make sometimes, you can have your own judgement on this…But with logical, rational arguments, don’t you think?
In summary, your arguments are…sorry, but stranges. Something is missing, or not said.
I’m vegan, and nothing, nothing in my life have changed, in good or in bad. So I don’t understand your point.
Thanks anyway. Sorry for the terrible english
Think Fact: Veganism isn’t just about food. It’s clothing, it’s animal husbandry, it’s tradition, its identity, and much more. And nobody quite knows how far is too far. Should we all strip animals from people? The people who practice animal husbandry who treat their flocks as respectfully as pets, is that okay? Can nobody own animals? Because I am always dealing with conflicting views.
Of course countries like the United States, China, and so forth have a extremely intense factory farm operations that are absolutely disgusting, but to enforce veganism on the globe because of the monstrosities committed by western countries without considering the behaviors and smaller cultural groups found all throughout the world whether it be locals in the Andean high lands and how they incorporate llamas and alpacas in their culture, or the countless others around the world.
There is a change to a more global culture, but that has to be completely dependent on individuals wanting to be a part of it and not enforce. Western society has done enough disruption of cultures around the world, I draw the line at the implications of veganism. So long as people are enabled to have the choice to be a part of the majority culture or disassociate them with aspects of their old one, there should be no need to get involved.
Take care and be well.