Originally Posted by Bluebutterfly05
Well if it works for those who don't care about animals enough to stop drinking milk for them, then why not use it?
I would hope that we'd want to hold ourselves to a higher standard. I guess it depends on how you look at it. Most people won't stop with dairy even with the pus thing, and even if they're set back by it for a moment, anybody who looks deeper into the matter will see that it's a completely insubstantial argument. It's bad for credibility.
Why would a person who eats meat be offset by the word pus for long? What's the real difference between a white blood cell and a muscle or fat cell, aside from the obvious functional differences? I'm sure meat is full of pus too! And red blood, for that matter.
The disgusting part of animal products isn't the substance itself. Meat is meat. Milk is milk. We're made up of exactly the same stuff ourselves. The disgusting part is how these things are gotten. Saying "oh, it's got pus in it" is a cheap attempt to appeal to our sense of aesthetic disgust, not our compassion. The problem of animal agriculture isn't going to be solved by saying "ooh, it's icky... it's made of pus." If it ever happens, it'll be because people see how those creatures live and say they won't stand for it anymore.
That's only my personal opinion though.