There is no such thing as environmentalist eating meat – Cowspiracy (2014)
When I heard that meat causes cancer and that this idea is taking over Internet I had to laugh.
People who knew that meat was bad health wise existed for years. It is a quite a big community I have to say, with me being a member, still overshadowed by mainstream public who are convinced that eating 200 gram of stake everyday is good for them.
The reason why I laughed hard was because attacks on meat eating community are nothing new. There were and will always exist people who are convinced that eating meat is good, as there were always people who against this industry. In fact, there were always people who were pro-anything, and con-anything, meaning that every industry had both critics and people who support it.
Even smoking industry has many supporters that promote smoking. These are people who are smoking themselves and don’t (can’t) quit and people who are making money with the industry.
Its like presidential elections where opponents are trying to promote the idea that the opposition is bad. So does the meat.
A lot of attacks were made pro and against meat industry until now (my favorite is a documentary called Cowspiracy (2014), recommended!), so it is interesting to see which exactly argument made an impression on public.
I mean, everything causes cancer, or so people say. This is a classical case of denial presented by person who are not yet convinced that meat is bad, if you follow the denying, rejecting and accepting paradigm (with few steps missing in the middle).
Meat eating revolution will probably fall short, or more correctly, fall far from desired goals, which is in changing the world for the better. Still it is a battle won. Majority of people will still be convinced that mean is good. Most people will not even see this message, but again one step at a time.
To stop eating meat, or at least to reduce it dramatically, is another Marketing revolution, like many other ones that came and still to come.
We had a human rights revolution, women’s rights revolution, sexual revolution, revolution where people stopped smoking, and now meat eating revolution.
As with every previous revolution, all effort was important, but never 100% satisfactory as discrimination and other bad things in the world still persist.
Still, there will be always be negative things in the world and people who support them, as for example, neo-nazis, and while certain things will never change, other people will change and that’s what matter. So if you ready to support this revolution, or just because you think it is funny, throw your hands into the air and scream “Meat causes cancer!” xD.