Our cognitive dissonance towards other races stems from our inability to see the hypocrisy involved with our views of animals.
We see some animals as pets but others as food.
Humans are just advanced animals but we choose to torture, mutilate and murder billions of living things just to please our taste buds for a couple minutes.
Eating the flesh of dead animals and their secretions is not necessary and it is the root of many of the problems we face as a society.
The consumption of animal products is destroying our health and the health of the planet.
The leading diseases and illnesses can be traced back to the consumption of processed foods and animal products.
Animal agriculture is also the leading cause of deforestation.
I could go on and on about all of the negative consequences involved with the consumption of animals but the more important problem at hand is our mistreatment of animals can be linked to our mistreatment of other humans.
I believe the biggest problem we face is the lack of education.
A lack of education causes the continued mistreatment of POC. A lack of education also causes the continued mistreatment of animals.
POC are seen as inferior to white people; animals are seen as inferior to humans.
But if people knew what POC go through and if everyone knew what farmed animals go through, then everyone would be treated as equals.
The lack of education allows the continued mistreatment of animals. When we view ourselves as superior to other living beings this can branch out to us feeling superior to other humans.
Cognitive dissonance is very prevalent throughout society. People claim to love animals but then they support the horrid mistreatment of 99% of animals.
People claim to want peace, but support the horrible actions that are causing most of the problems in the world.
We will not have peace as long as we are supporting the mistreatment of other living beings for the sake of pleasuring our taste buds.
Claiming that “All Lives Matter,” and then discriminating against POC is the same as claiming to be an animal lover but then consuming dead animal flesh.
We all claim to want world peace but I can guarantee it will not happen as long as we continue eating these vast amounts of dead animal flesh.
We are allowing the torture and murder of billions of innocent, loving animals, just so we can please our taste buds and destroy our health and the health of the planet.
Please start eating less animal products. If you truly care about peace and you want the world to be a better place it all starts with what is on your plate.