A Vegan's Perspective on COVID-19

A Vegan's Perspective on COVID-19
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has gone on far too long. At the same time, a tremendous amount of misinformation has spread in the vegan community that has wrongly condemned animal agriculture and consumption to the utmost extreme. Many vegans believe COVID-19 came from animal agriculture and consumption.

Yes, animal agriculture and consumption are messed up, but it is entirely irrational to consider these things as the origin of this pandemic. Since we are dealing with a lot of misfortune, here are the 13 reasons COVID-19 isn’t related to animal agriculture and consumption.

Please note that the point of this blog post is to share my views on this vegan debate on if COVID-19 originates from animal agriculture and consumption or not. After you read my perspective on this issue, let me know what you think of this debate by commenting below.

  1. The earlier human strands of the coronavirus were entirely unrelated to animal agriculture and consumption.
  2. Just because a disease is zoonotic, that does not mean it is caused by animal consumption and agriculture.
  3. Many people who came to believe in this interconnection between COVID-19 and animal consumption and agriculture were influenced to become vegan by Western farming practices, not China’s (ethnocentrism).
  4. Name one previous pandemic that was caused by animal consumption and agriculture. (History repeats itself.)
  5. Associating COVID-19 and animal consumption is mere propaganda instead of factual.
  6. Hate-ridden logic is too biased to be the truth.
  7. There is no evidence proving that COVID-19 spreads through any food consumption, let alone animal consumption.
  8. This is neither the first nor the last time the vegan community has asserted such outlandish things without evidence supporting its accusations against animal consumption.
  9. People tend to want a reason behind everything, and this logic gets clouded by their perception (confirmation bias).
  10. COVID-19 is airborne, not foodborne.
  11. Animal agriculture and wild game are entirely different.
  12. This pandemic could be a coincidence (scapegoat).
  13. Just because there are outbreaks of COVID-19 in meat packing plants, that does not mean animal agriculture and consumption are the origins of COVID-19.
Megan McFadden

Megan McFadden

Megan is the owner of Mischievous Monsters. She has been vegan since March 2017 and likes making jigsaw puzzles, cooking, gardening, watching telenovelas, and biking in her spare time.
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