December 10, 2019
The whole “ethical veganism” thing revolves around the fact that so-called ethical vegans want to avoid inflicting pain on living creatures.
Now we know for a fact that plants feel pain and are literally screaming in ultrasonic agony when they’re hurt.
A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered that some plants emit a high frequency distress sound when they undergo environmental stress.
The researchers tested tomato plants and tobacco plants by depriving them of water and by cutting their stems and then recording their response with a microphone placed ten centimeters away.
In both cases, they found the plants began to emit ultrasonic sounds between 20 and 100 kilohertz, which they believed could convey their distress to other plants and organisms in the immediate vicinity.
The plants also seemed to respond with different intensities of sound to different sources of stress.
The poor little green things are literally screaming for help, trying to get their plant friends to help them or do something — anything — to alleviate their ultrasonically excruciating pain.
The plant is clearly suffering.
Not being able to notice the Plant Holocaust doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening.
‘These findings can alter the way we think about the plant kingdom, which has been considered to be almost silent until now,’ the group wrote in a paper summarizing their findings. (The paper was not peer reviewed.)
The researchers used the data they had gathered in a machine learning model to predict the different frequency of sound plants might emit under other conditions, such as during wind or intense rain.
The team believes that listening for different types of sound emitted by plants could help with precision agriculture and allow farmers to identify potential problems with the crops with less guess work.
Last year, another study found that some plants registered ‘pain’ after having their leaves plucked or even touched, which caused the release of a foul tasting chemical across their leaves, believed to ward off insects.
“Humans” truly are evil creatures. The moment they discover that plants scream in painful desperation, they start thinking of ways to leverage those cries for help for financial gain.
But the real victims here aren’t the suffering plants but the starving vegans who will starve even more.
Every vegan who eats a vegan diet “to save the animals” has a moral duty now to also save the plants, so the only things that they should be eating are the fruits that naturally fall from trees and bushes without human intervention.
Just as the reason we need hate speech laws is that people aren’t supposed to say things that make someone else uncomfortable, the reason everyone needs to go vegan is that people aren’t supposed to make their food uncomfortable.
The fact that children instinctively know this without needing their parents to tell them is proof of the need to invert the natural order and let kids rule over adults.