I don’t feed them vegan.
objectivegan will answer this soon if he can make some sense out of the logic.
Hey. I’m 22 and I’ve been vegan for about 10 years.
You can read my short story here.
I’m not going to say it’s wrong, but I usually don’t let mine do it if I see them. I’ll quickly rescue the bug (or whatever it is) and carry it outside. You’re not going to feed your cat less food if you let them eat the moth so there’s no point in it, I guess… I think you should decide for yourself. I just think a moth’s life is more important than whatever trivial little thing the cat will gain from killing and eating it.
My thoughts are “they probably don’t understand that all animal products are the same”.
However, if they do understand, then my thoughts most certainly aren’t “great, at least pigs don’t have to suffer for them, only cows, chickens, etc.”
Check out my honey tag.
That’s okay. Seems to me that if you think intelligence is an important factor when it comes to humans, then of course you’re going to think that when it comes to animals as well, right? Whether or not your conclusion that higher intelligence means higher moral value is correct, it’s not speciesist. So I suggest you talk about this to someone who’s good at philosophy :)
However it’s worth taking into consideration that lower intelligence may often worsen the suffering. A lack of the ability to reason, hold on to hope (or have it at all), understand why something is happening, etc. Think about that as well.
Thanks for you question.