posted on Apr, 27 2005 @ 02:13 AM
Absolutely love the taste of a good burger.
I have a friend who doesn't eat meat, that's cool with me. I was headed toward being a vegetarian at one time. Vegetarian makes the most sense as
far as the use of the planets resources. In order to have cow fields chopping down forests does occur. A plant based diet does involve growing
plants and trees. As much as I love a good steak or burger, when I see a nearly tree-less cow field I am saddened. So it's like an odd position to
be in. I am also upset when I see canned meat from Brazil, and I think of a rainforest being chopped down for use as a cow field. It's like running
over people with your car so you can get to work on time. We do things on our planet for pleasure at the expense of ourselves and others, and we know
if the trees go away, we go away. See, it's no longer about animal rights. I also don't like things like diseased cows, chemicals, overcrouded
chicken coops, etc.
I am a meat eater, but it doesn't stop me from seeing the consequences of our actions. If eating a plant based diet is for the good of all and not
just me, then maybe that is what I should consume. Is a steak so important that I need to screw the future of the planet up for it? Because it's
not just my future, it's my families future, and my friends future.
But, more to the point, I think the population of the planet may possiblly grow beyond it's ability to support all the life that is on it. So it's
more population controll than anything. I mean can we continue to expand the population without destroying ourselves in the process. Perhaps, gone
should be the days of popping out 6 or 7 kids, perhaps it should be only 1 or 2? What other alternative would we have, if we discovered that we have
too many people on earth?
I understand I went a bit off topic, but I hope I did make a good point.