Reasons for going vegan
- Leaving more land for biodiversity
- Reducing deforestation
- Reducing your carbon footprint
- Decreasing the chance of a global pandemic
- Ethical reasons, acting against ecocide, and because evidence suggests that we are eating too much meat anyway
Psychologists have used the term “meat paradox” to explain why people may emphasize their concern for animal welfare and yet eat meat, the production of which has caused suffering to nonhuman creatures. This paper explores the meat paradox through the philosophical concept “akrasia”. Akrasia refers to a situation, where one believes in a fact or value x, and yet acts against that fact or value.