Some claim that ' Vegans are hypocritical because they are using computers and animals were exploited in the production of computers'
And you are against human exploitation, and in your daily interaction you use products whose production involves exploitation of humans. Just because that it is impossible in the society we live in to avoid using a product who was produced through the exploitation of humans, doesn't make it morally justified to exploit humans. Just because that we can't avoid using products that involved the exploitation of animals, doesn't make it morally justified to inflict unnecessary harm and death on sentient animals.
Please consider this:
We all agree that “unnecessary” animal suffering and death are morally wrong. If that means anything at all, it must mean that we cannot justify animal suffering and death by reasons of pleasure or convenience. But what is our best justification for imposing suffering and death on the 56 billion animals (excluding fish) we eat annually?
So the only justification we have is that which we agree cannot suffice. This is moral schizophrenia.
If you are not a vegan, you are participating directly in animal exploitation. Being a vegan is easy, better for your health, and the most powerful way that you, as an individual, can say “no” to animal exploitation.Quote: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/unnecessary-suffering-and-death/#.Uf1Zx237bBA