I’m an organ donor. I also am somewhere in between vegan and vegetarian. I see a contradiction in this.
This means that if I die, any of my usable organs will be harvested and transplanted into another human being, if possible. However, the odds of any of the recipients being vegan or vegetarian is very small. Somewhere around 2% of the Western world’s population is vegan with up to a possible 10% being vegetarian.
Here comes my worry. Something in the region of 300 animals are killed over the life of a single meat-eater (according to this on American meat-eaters, but it may be much higher). So, almost all of my organs are going to extend the life of meat-eaters, which means that even if they live for one year, each of my organs is responsible for the death of multiple animals.
On that basis, both vegans and vegetarians should not be organ donors.
Can someone please explain to me how all but wishing death on people who aren’t vegan/vegetarian is ‘ethical?’
……..are you fucking kidding me?! *headdesk*
Just… fail. Surely in any scenario the life of a human, a person, is worth more than that of an animal.
HAHA oh man
Oh my GOD. I thought this was some very clever post-production stuff but no, they actually filmed a giant bed on set being pushed up and wow.
"When you watch Torchwood there is a warning at the very beginning that some scenes may offend or disturb people, so if you allow your children to sit and watch it with you that’s your responsibility, it’s not ours anymore. We kissed, we held each other, we lay on top of each other in bed… and there were lots of complaints about that. Nobody complained that I was shot in the head four times, there were burning people in ovens, that I was stabbed by a mob of 50 people hundreds of times, and I was hanging dripping my blood in a pit. So that’s what confuses me, because you’re not complaining about gay sex, you’re complaining about two men kissing. And it’s 2011. And people say, “Well why should we have that on television?” Because the BBC have to represent the greater public — and there are gay people out there who pay their television license. For people to complain, that’s your prerogative — but you know what, none of them turned it off! They were just embarrassed because it put them in a position where they had to explain things to their kids or their family which probably should have been explained a long time ago."