MEAT EATERS JUST DON’T CARE
Re: “Plants have feelings too”, (PostBag, Oct 13).
We hear the old “plants feel pain” argument to counter the view that it’s cruel to eat animals. Since plants don’t have a centralised nervous system, there is no scientific basis for assuming they feel pain.
But here’s the clincher. Since most plant food is fed to livestock, not humans, the livestock industry causes more plants to be destroyed than vegans.
Will this new information cause any meat eaters to become vegans? Of course not! Because concern for plants is not their reason for eating meat and they know it! They’re just making excuses. Eric Bahrt