Being a “flexitarian” myself, I know the decision I would have made, but I wonder how some of you would respond, especially those of you who have commented on my love for eggs and cheese. My question is, “what would a vegan do? Please read on.
According to The Scottish Sun Newspaper, vegetarian teenager Robyn Cairney received a pig’s heart valve. Cairney became ill during a mile run at the gym in which she lost her breath and couldn’t stop coughing. She was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a heart valve condition that allowed blood to flow back into her heart. When the doctors told her she would have to have the valve replaced with a valve from a pig’s heart, Cairney said, “It was a bit of a shock being a vegetarian, but I realized it was a life or death choice.”
As a wanna-be vegetarian I wouldn’t think twice about accepting a pig valve, I don’t think I would blink twice if I were a full fledge vegetarian either. But I can’t help but wonder how far do we take animal rights? And for those of you who don’t eat any meat products and advocate for animal rights, would you say no to a pig’s heart valve? When it comes to life, the question becomes who’s life is more important? Doesn’t it?
What would a vegan do?