While everyone else is being all happy and enjoying time with their family on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, my experience has been the complete opposite. No matter what happens, I am constantly depressed about all the evil in the world, especially that which the human race does. They have no problem with killing animals and often mock the vegans who refuse to add to the problem.
A lot of people may understand that animals have to die when they eat meat but they don’t understand that it’s not possible to run an animal industry based on profit. They kill the males because they can’t get milk or eggs from them. It’s simply business logic. If they didn’t kill them and instead tried to care for them all as pets, there would literally be billions of bulls and roosters which would have no place to go. And no human, not even a billionaire could afford to take care of them. The only way not to kill them is to never breed them in the first place!
And if people eat plants and stop eating the animal products, then there will be no domesticated animals in the first place. There may still be issues of overpopulation in the wild where they reproduce past their space and food supply but the majority of animals on the planet only exist because stupid humans breed them.
And the truth is I have been rather depressed this season. As I am forced to work and touch all of the murdered birds and pigs, I am reminded just how evil humanity is. Not that they had a choice in the matter, considering the lack of free will. But I still desire for the entire human race to either change entirely or go extinct my non-procreation until none are left.
The truth is that I don’t see any future for life on this planet. I want to respect the lives that are already here but not doom them to a painful death by creating them in the first place.
Few people understand my position because they think that respecting life means to create more of it. On the contrary, our focus should be on pain reduction. For what good is living when you are in pain.
My only relief from these thoughts is when I’m doing some form of art. I recently ordered a proof of my latest book which is full of art I made in Inkscape. In the best case scenario, my art will become a career in which I actually make some money doing what I am talented at. And the more money I have, the more I’ll be able to advance the work of other vegan activists by helping them financially. That is my dream. I’ll do the best I can to reduce the pain in this world and try to enjoy what little beauty is left.