Chime in on Subsistence Cultures
I've been vegan almost 2 years and . . . I consider myself probably an 'abolitionist' but I'm still learning a lot.
One area that seems troublesome to me for abolition that I don't see addressed much is: What about societies that subsist in environments relatively inhospitable to plant growth? At what point does the convenience or sustainability of obtaining food in those societies trump the immorality of taking sentient life? I tend to think the rules are different in different societies based on place. Whereas for Westerners and many others veganism seems the only ethical way of life, I'm not comfortable supposing I know what's right for all people, and particularly for those in subsistence societies.
And I'd like to add: Is moral relativity part of this question?