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Veganism: Just Another Business

 In my country, the food habits of the people can be divided into 3 major categories:

1.      Vegetarian: Eat plant and milk products (No egg, fish, meat).

2.      Non-Vegetarian: Don’t let the name deceive you, these guys eat everything like egg, fish, meat, plant, and milk products.

3.      Eggetarian: This is not really a word in any dictionary, but this is what we call these people who eat primarily vegetarian food and occasionally eat eggs.

These days there is the rise of a new food habit called “Veganism” in India, which basically advises to rely only on plant-based foods and don’t eat any animal products, not even milk? The meaning of “Veganism” could be different in a global view, but this is what it means in India.

You must have heard the phrase “catch them young”? This was used by information technology companies in India, which meant start training school-going children on IT so that when they grow up they are ready for the industry. Similarly, those who want to peddle their own ideologies also are preaching it mostly to school children. Because their minds are delicate and they accept things easily if you have an impressive speaking style.

There are people whose videos I see on YouTube speaking in front of young school children and telling them that they must avoid consuming milk and milk products to save the cows and buffalos from a lot of torture.

Here is my response to them:

Person or entities like dairy farms that keep cattle and sell their milk could be doing injustice to the cattle and their calves, which should be taken cognizance of and such people should be penalized. They could be extracting more milk from the cows and buffalos, not leaving any for the calves. But in rural India many people, mostly farmers keep cattle at their homes and treat them like family members. Those in the Hindu religion mostly don’t even eat beef, so they don’t kill them for meat either. I don’t see any problem in consuming the milk of such domestic cattle. Not sure why these “veganism” spreaders in India are spreading rumors to not consume milk at all.

Now let’s see what would happen if we boycott all milk products. For this, let’s see what are the primary uses of cattle in Indian homes and dairy farms.

1.      Milk (Almost everyone consumes milk and milk products)

2.      Dung (Used as one of the best natural manures in the agricultural fields)

3.      Meat (Eaten by some communities in India)

Now, as per the “veganism” folks if we boycott #1 and #3 above then of course no one is going to keep cattle just for #2 which is the dung. What it means to me that after several years the cattle could go extinct like the dinosaurs.

My advice to the veganism guys would be:

1.      Don’t just show one side of the story; show the entire scenario, not everyone is cruel.

2.      Don’t just tell about the problems, provide well thought out solutions too.

3.      What looks like truth to you may not be the same for another person, so don’t preach your thoughts to school children.

My thoughts for everyone:

1.      If you are a non-vegetarian, I understand you don’t have any grudge on the animals. You’re eating meat because you’re habituated, probably because you’ve been eating it since childhood. If someday you feel it's not good for you or it’s cruel for the animals, you may drop the habit. I don’t judge you on the basis of what you eat.

2.      If you’re a vegetarian and confused by the articles and videos of “veganism” preachers in India, then don’t worry. If possible make sure your milkman takes good care of his cattle.

VeVeganism is a movement to promote industry based food businesses, that's it. Watch fully the video given below to understand. But yes, if you have a sedentary life style then you better go vegan, because you can't digest pure cow milk.

NOTE: The intention of this article is not to hurt or offend anyone. It’s just to say “don’t believe anyone’s words blindly, use your own brain and then draw a conclusion”.


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