Circle of Life

8.42pm GMT – 16.01.2017 : Nick Bean @schimmbo for Vegan Global News @veganglobalnewsveganglobalnews.com

People often talk to me about the circle of life. The lion stalks and kills the zebra then eats it down to the bare bones. This is “the beauty of nature, the way it’s always been”.

But what happens when a bear kills a hiker in the US? Do they call that part of the circle of life? No, they get a posse of people with guns to go and kill the bear. Or when a tiger takes a child in Bangladesh? Do they call that part of the circle of life? No, they get a posse of people with guns to go and kill the tiger. Aren’t these animals just doing what comes naturally to them? Should they be hunted and killed for this?

You can’t have it every way.

And on that, if any of you want to go chase down a pig, catch it, kill it with you bare hands and eat it down to the bone then fair enough, you have my total respect. You won’t do that though, you’ll get someone else to do it for you. You won’t even watch. You’ll get them do to it in a place far away from where anyone can see. You’ll get them to package it and put a sticker on the front of a happy smiling animal in a sunny pasture. And what’s worse, you’ll believe it, just like you always have.

People often talk to me about the circle of life. This is simply a poor attempt to justify your own existence.

Nick Bean

Environmentalist, activist, writer and public speaker. Decided to "Go Vegan" at the age of four.

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