>friend is vegan
>she still wears clothes made by starving children
Why are vegans such shitty people?
>coworker converted to veganism a week ago
>now spends her breaks bitching at people who eat meat in the break room
>she's started complaining (to nobody, she just talks at people) about how "why is nobody talking to me"
So is a guy who prefers to ride a bicycle or a motorcycle instead of drive a car (even though he theoretically could afford to drive a car) ungrateful because lots of people can't afford cars?
> wears clothes made by starving children
Sweatshop workers aren't starving. In poor countries sweatshop workers are richer than many other unskilled occupations (other local jobs, subsistence farming, garbage collecting etc).
Corporations don't create poverty in 3rd world, they exploit existing poverty. Reducing demand for goods produced by poor people will not make these people richer, it will make them even poorer.
But they should be paid more! Oh and the clothes I buy shouldn't go up in price either. And everybody should get free money if they want it. That's the way the world works, right?
Buying goods produced by poor countries isn't wrong at all. Refusing to buy these goods and reducing demand for them will make the poor poorer, not richer.
You don't need to put animals above humans to consider animal industry (especially factory farming) very cruel.