What are the fundamental roles of human beings in the larger picture? Are we the “custodians of the planet”? In terms of being the most “intelligent” and “evolved” species on the planet as many claim we are, does that mean we are owed the privilege of taking advantage of “lesser” animals in whatever way suits our cause? Or do we also have responsibilites to protect and defend the innocent lives of those helpless to defend themselves against us?
It can be difficult when developing ideals that are different from the ones you love. Especially when it comes to issues of oppression. Open communication is necessary in order to fully develop one’s own ideas about how the world should be, as well as to help others understand where you come from and why you hope they will change their actions for the better. This video recounts a lively conversation I had with someone close to me about going Vegan. Making this video helped me to recall important points made so that I can carry them with me in the future, I hope it might also help anyone who comes across this video to develop their ideas on the issue further.