Hi Rareform and welcome to VeggieBoards.Hello, I was vegetarian for some years, before realizing that it was morally inconsistent(And I either would have to skip all animal products or just consume them all). I stoped being vegetarian because of that. Now I am interested in an ethical part of veganism.
One of the aims of ethical veganism is the non existence of the farm animals. But is a short happy live on a farm before being slaughtered(without expecting it) really worse than not existing at all?
To take this argument even further, is even short live with cruelty involved in it like factory farming worse for the animal than not to exist at all?
As a vegan, I don't feel at all comfortable with the idea of bringing non-human animals into existence for human "benefits".
That's about it really.