I recently stumbled on this video and it seems to make a lot of sense to me.
Why are we, as humans, so cruel?
Meat tastes good.
Vegans are good people.
In case of emergency, they can be eaten like herbivores, since their meat is healthy, not like ours, carnivores : >
Don't care much about them as long as they don't fuck with my food.
The BS, so delicious:
If "animals count as others", then what about plants.
"Killing animals is murder", murder is the unlawful killing of another HUMAN.
"As childs we were animal lovers", while eating meat.
Those were in the first minutes, had no interest to watch the rest.
I'll be about 86 by the time the video's over. (It's taken 5 hours to watch a 30 minute
one so far. Darn you, ComCast!)
However, to answer your question, we as humans are cruel because we can be. We
have so much computing power in our skulls that it needs something to do, so it
calculates everything, even the horrible things. On occasion, some of these thoughts
are acted upon. Sometimes people like it. Therefore- cruelty.
However, I assume you mean more towards something like "Why do we as humans eat
our fellow animals?" Simplest answer? We're omnivores.
I don't mind choice vegans or their ideals, (though they're nowhere near my own,) but
I do have something against all of the times I've had their opinions and beliefs shoved
in my face. Like anything, it gets annoying.
Also thanks to Cooking and eating Meat, we became the most intelligent species that has so far existed on this Planet.