Should Vegans Press The Human Extinction Button? – Episode 57
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The Bearded Vegans finds hosts Paul and Andy in a discussion dissecting all things vegan. News, reviews, interviews and in depth discussion of issues within the vegan community are regular features of the show.
Episode 57: Should Vegans Press The Human Extinction Button?
This week Paul and Andy discuss their vegan food adventures in Philadelphia as well as Gainesville FL before moving on to more serious matters with some follow up on PETA’s latest stunt as well as a sneaky new tactic being employed by animal rights activists to trick unknowing viewers into watching Earthlings. The episode concludes with an in depth discussion asking whether or not vegans should be in favor or pressing the human extinction button. What exactly is the human extinction button? Stay tuned to find out!
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Would You Press The Button To Make Humanity Go Extinct
Great episode. On the topic of pressing the human extinction button- listening to y’all discuss it had me thinking of PETA at times. Their philosophy that it’s better to put an animal down than to have them “suffer” in a shelter. I think this came to mind because y’all used the word “suffering” quite a bit. You also noted how you both benefit from a bit of privilege so you selfishly wouldn’t want to give up your life and the things you enjoy. I’m in the same boat as you. But just like I don’t feel it’s right for us to determine that it’s okay to end a dog’s life (no matter how quickly and painlessly) just because they are in a shelter, I also don’t feel that it’s okay to make the decision to end someone else’s life just because I (the privileged one) perceive them to be “suffering.” Someone might have quite a different life than we have and still enjoy it. Also, when Paul kept saying that we humans are selfish, Andy said, “doesn’t that mean we deserve to be extinct?” But does it? Aren’t all species inherently selfish? Don’t we all value our own interests? We are all capable of being selfless, but I see the selfishness in non-human animals every day.