Vegan catsMay 26, 2004 · peterb · 1 minute read
This story makes me angry. It’s about vegans who feed their cats vegan diets.
Cats, you see, are obligate carnivores. Feeding them a diet without meat (or rather, with amino acids that are only found in adequate quantities in meat) is abuse. I can understand people who don’t eat animal products because they think it is cruel or exploitative, even though I don’t share that belief. But I have nothing but contempt for people who have ethical objections to eating any animal product, but delight in torturing their pet.
Apparently, for these people “vegan” means “against animal cruelty where the cruelty is fast enough that I notice it.” If your cat goes blind over a 3 year period because you were abusing it, though, that’s fantastic.
I’m so enraged I can hardly see straight.