It's funny how white people talk about veganism/vegetarianism as if cultures haven't been doing that since forever and how it's a KEY TO SAVING THE PLANET!!

You know what else is a key to saving the planet? Dealing with white supremacy.

I guarantee if insufferable white people deal with that shit, we'll all be ok.

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Not eating meat really isn't that big a deal. Humans have been doing it since there have been humans.

But much like everything else in the world, bigots want to use it as a tool to bludgeon the social groups they don't like.

Meanwhile their racist uncle votes for public officials that pump billions into the food industry to convince people that beef is what's for dinner night in and night out.

POC across the globe know how to manage live stock responsibly.

White people don't.

It's funny to me there was a time when eating meat was seen as sign of wealth as was being overweight. These ideas aren't coming from no where.

Now as the States and Europe catches up to the cultures they stole from/murdered, they're learning that Indigenous cultures weren't just POOR: they just gave a fuck about their environment beyond their own immediate needs.

So rather than just admit we've been right all along, white people demonize us while they adopt our practices.

Ha, b/c... white

Every POC I know has had an elder teach them about food. Not just how to survive but how to be healthy. Ha, as kids we didn't always attention because the States throws a lot of money into pushing terrible food options, but we have that knowledge.

As I get older, I find myself leaning more on what my mom and grandmother taught me about food and resisting all of the classist and often racist shit we learn about the value of food in the States.

We been here for awhile. White folks are late.

@Are0h tell me about it. In a sort of karmic retribution, I'm a white person who's allergic to American intensive farming methods. I cannot have meat from any animal that has ever so much as seen a feedlot. I cannot have eggs from cage bred chickens. I eat a lot of Desi food and look for halal certificates. Sorry, it's genetic. Yeah, I kind of wish it were contagious too.

@Are0h Hindus not eating beef I think is a good example of a result of responsible livestock management historically. Early Indian societies were strongly pastoralist and relied on milk products: and if you want a good supply of milk, you don't eat the cows. Bulls were in fact originally sometimes eaten (for dairy production you only need one or two bulls). The later more blanket prohibition against eating beef I'm guessing is at least in part a result of a gradual increase in agricultural practices which would have led to having oxen outweighing the short-term usefulness of the eating the meat of bulls.

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Plenty of wypipo know how to manage livestock thank you very much

@Hyolobrika That's ironic coming from the person that got in their feelings about something that wasn't directed at them, ha, but yes, it's TWATTER and the NEGROES fault.

Ha, enjoy the rest of your bitch ass racist day, clown.

@Are0h

Every other race knows how to pull their trousers up so as not to look like an idiot.

Black people (which I think you are) don't.

@Hyolobrika do you even think you're coming across as anything other than a miserable racist replycreature

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oh sure yeah, I'm the *only* one who said something bad. Riiight.

@it_wasnt_arson
Yet another hypocrite who believes certain kinds of bigotry are justified 🙄

@Hyolobrika LOL, that was days ago, man.

Let it go. Just go be a racist piece of shit and leave me out of it.

@Are0h I mean what's more insidious is that white people know how to manage responsibly, but we choose not to because it's less profitable. The government subsidies this to the point where often meat and dairy are the most affordable source of protein in direct contradiction to the actual resource costs.

@zearen Even if white people do, in the end the point is moot because of what is happening.

The origin of the problem is the same in either case.

@Are0h @zearen It's colonialism, of course.

Monoculture, outrageous transportation distances, cash crops, gross overconsumption and wasteful practices.

All that depends on the global network of economic exploitation.

Going vegan is pretty pointless, if we're still bringing in our produce from halfway across the globe.

Could be worse, of course. Could be importing Brazilian beef.

But that doesn't make it good.

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