I agree with the anonymous author of this piece, which was apparently censored all over the place, that vegans who are concerned with the planet should not procreate. Of course I also agree that no one should procreate, but most of the arguments here also apply to humans in general. Since vegans are just as much selfish assholes as anyone else, I’m not surprised that the message didn’t gain traction.
Many will of course argue that it is the basic urge of a human being, like other creatures, to proliferate. A vegan who is vehemently against the breeding of all domestic animals may fiercely defend his or her personal right, as they see it, to multiply their own chromosomes. But believing you have a right doesn’t make it ethically right. The farmer believes he has the right to manipulate other beings for profit; others believe it is their right to exploit living beings for food, clothing, science, amusement etc. Is it not the duty of a civilized, enlightened person to examine all aspects of their nature and ask themselves whether such so-called ‘rights’ are simply self-serving? A child does not ‘need’ to be born. It is the need of its parents which is gratified.