2017-03-27 11:32 #0 av: Fredrik1

"Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has said that adopting a vegan diet is the key to long-lasting happiness. In a video posted by PETA UK, Ricard explained that animals also deserve to live freely and equitably from suffering and abuse. “I am extremely concerned by the fate of the 8 million other species who share this world with us, and who, like us, wish to avoid suffering and live out their lives,” said Ricard. (PETA UK)

His vegan advocacy represents an evolution from his previous stance, which favored vegetarianism. In a blog post dated 17 October 2016, Ricard wrote: “Today, 150 billion land animals and 1.5 trillion sea animals are killed for our consumption. We treat them like rats and vermin and cockroaches to be eliminated. This would be called genocide or dehumanization if they were human beings. We even go one step further with animals: we instrumentalize them. They become objects. They become the pig industry, sausage or meat factories. Ethically you cannot imagine progressing toward a more altruistic or more compassionate society while behaving like this.” (Matthieu Ricard)

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