As a descendant of Native Americans, I am offended by this comment on a PETA2 post. When my culture was alive and well, we once believed that all of the creatures and plants on Earth are our brothers and sisters. We loved them, and they loved us. And according to our culture, they loved us so much they would sacrifice their lives to help us live ours. They give our lives for us. A real blood brother would more than likely take a bullet for you, out of love, to save your life. An animal or plant, in our culture, our siblings, offer us their life to save ours. In the time that we couldn't grow crops due to whatever reason, we asked our brothers to give us their skins and their flesh. I would also like to say that in areas where indigenous peoples do still exist, they are minorities, and telling them to "go to the supermarket and buy vegan foods" could be really offensive. Some people are literally miles away from anything like a food store in the first place. Also, in the cold northern regions of Alaska, Canada, and the majority of Greenland (that one's a REAL big one), people living there in general are most of the time unable to grow anything because it's so incredibly dry and cold. The same effect of not being able to grow food for part of a year due to dry and hot climates applies to indigenous peoples of Africa and Australia. I don't wish to speak for ALL descendants and living Indigenous peoples, but I'm just pointing out it's not polite to force your vegan ways onto others. It's okay to be vegan, as long as you don't go forcing it on others like this 💖
And if you're concerned about animals dying, just try and ban cruel methods of aquiring resources. Example, trying to ban killing to acquire wool, but keep humanely shearing legal.
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