Chris Pratt Posted A Photo Of Meat, And Now Vegans Are Lashing Out At Him

Diply 24 Jan 2018

In spite of his popular #WhatsMySnack Instagram videos — which often feature the healthiest vegan treats known to man — Chris Pratt is definitely a meat-eater. For the most part, we know this because of the trillion fishing photos he posts.

But nothing proved this fact more than when he posted a photo of a newly butchered sheep. An image which, at least to many of Chris' herbivore fans, came off as absolutely horrifying.

Recently, Chris has been sharing his love for farming.

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"Livin' that #farmlife ?♥️??," said Chris in the caption of this Insta video featuring his son.

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"Just breathe, slow down, go outside, find something not man-made and give it a good look. A leaf. A bug. A cloud. A sheep." 

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As of late, Chris has been posting photos of farm animals and reflecting on the peacefulness that comes with being on a farm — which no one seemed to hold issue with, at least not until he posted a photo of raw farm meat.

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"Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month."

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Chris posted this photo with a lengthy caption about his newfound love for cruelty-free animal farming, a practice often believed to be more humane for animals.

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"His wool is becoming yarn as we speak. He lived a very good life," wrote Chris.

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"No stressful travel to his final destination. Trauma Free. Just a touch of a USDA certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don't even notice. It's like unplugging a tv," he continued.

The meat photo (and its caption) caused a lot of people to leave angry comments.

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A number of people found Chris' photo disturbing.

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The comments section of the photo quickly turned into a perpetual back-and-forth between vegetarians and meat-eaters, each defending their opinion in increasingly lengthy Instagram comments.

It seriously made us wonder whether there should be 140-character cap on comments within the app.

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These people are, in all likelihood, vegans, vegetarians, and/or animal rights activists.  

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One person focused in on the issue of farming baby animals for meat. However, Chris made no indication in his caption whether the animal was a sheep (adult) or lamb (baby).

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Another suggested that Ron Swanson should be involved in this debate.

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Not only do he and Chris go way back (Parks and Recreation, hello!), but we all know Ron Swanson is the biggest meat-lover on the planet.

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Others found the whole discussion rather entertaining.

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However, we found the back-and-forth pretty exhausting overall.

Except for one comment about threatening to put Chris in jail that was quite amusing.

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This person even went so far as to threaten Chris' career.

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But they likely didn't review the Constitution before threatening to have Chris thrown in jail for a photo of a butchered lamb. Not to mention, we highly doubt that Instagram's Terms of Use document has a clause against pics of raw meat.

Needless to say, people were very upset — so upset, in fact, that some lost all rationality.

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However, not everyone was shaming Chris for his photo.

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Actually, several people applauded Chris for not just the treatment of the farm animal, but also that Chris had made an effort to avoid wasting any of it parts.

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And one person said what we've all been thinking this whole time.

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It's our honest advice for anything you don't agree with on Instagram: Just. Unfollow. The. Account.

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Ultimately, this is an argument that's way bigger than just Chris Pratt.

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We can all acknowledge the negative aspects of factory farming without making moral judgments about what other people choose to eat. And if people like Chris Pratt are aware that farm animals are often treated poorly and instead choose to farm in a more humane manner, we'd like to think that's a pretty fair compromise for the time being.

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