Originally Posted by penny79
none - i just stopped killing them when i went vegan.
I'm unclear which point you were trying to make... are you saying that l/o vegetarians aren't "saving" animals, or are you making the same point about the use of the word "saved" as bigdufstuf?
If the former, I disagree, because l/o vegetarians are still "saving" animals, they just aren't saving as many as vegans. We're saving some and still killing others. We would need an addition to the script to determine how many animals vegans are saving, and whether the number of animals l/o vegetarians are still responsible for killing is less than, equal to, or greater than the number they're "saving."
If the latter, I have to agree. Sure, it makes us feel good, but how meaningful is it really
? Still, every little bit...
However, it's not my intention to insult or belittle ~Wonder's cool little script, because it IS cool.
In 428.98 days, you have saved:
Fish, crustaceans and mollusks saved: Unknown
Cows and chickens tortured and killed through the eggs and dairy I still eat: Unknown.
Originally Posted by jenna
It doesn't seem like much.
I ate meat for 32 years, and when I went vegetarian, I told myself that my penance for the crimes I committed during those 32 years will be complete when I've been veg for 32 years, and not a moment sooner. Although in reality, it won't be complete in my mind until I've been vegan for 32 years (or possibly longer). So I have quite a ways to go before I can truly forgive myself.
According to the script, by that time I will have saved: