Vegans are “elitist”, but non-vegans love to argue that humans are the dominant species. I don’t understand this logic.
1. I don’t think that I’m better than any other human or nonhuman animal.
2. You think that I think I’m better than you.
3. I know you think you’re better than other animals.
Bam. This needed to be said.
Dominant doesn’t mean “better” - at least not in the moral sense of the word. It just means that one species or another is better able to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. Given how many species humanity has driven to extinction, and the impacts on the environment we have - I’d say it qualifies as a dominant species in most environments on the planet. Doesn’t mean we are “better”, just better at out competing other animals.