posted on Oct, 30 2003 @ 05:58 PM
Originally posted by MrRadicalEd
I'm the kind of person who eats both meat and vegetables, and when I read comments like:
For frock's sake people, there's nothing wrong with eating meat per say, but the frokin horrible treatment of animals before they are killed to
provide us with something that we, in this day and age, don't really need to eat is frokin atrocious.
Sure we don't need to eat meat, but most of us still do. Its part of many people's culture, our surroundings- the way we live. It was a
slow development and evolution to produce as much meat as we do now today. Its not just a small settlement of 50 people that need to be fed.
I don't get what you're saying, I never said eating meat was bad, I said it's not necessary, and it isn't. We overproduce on everything, there's
always some food spare at the end that either goes to waste or to feed the animals that are bred for meat.
Get some bloody perspective, you're funding the slavery, torture and murder of another living creature. it's not like you're running around,
hunting animals to survive, I have no problem with that.
I can't help but feel a little offended at that remark. As if I have done something wrong. These poor animals that have been bred in live stocks
just for one reason, food. We don't pluck them out of the woods or fields where they naturaly live untill they are nearly extinct, but as time
progressed the demands grew(of course), and we developed a means to feed everyone with the very food our ancestors ate.
If you buy meat from a non-free range source then you're supporting the terrible lifestyle that these animals are bred into. Free range farms ARE an
option and they are a viable option, what I don't understand is why the US doesn't have more of them seeing as there's more space over there than
here in the UK, there are loads of free range farms over here and very soon battery farms for chickens will be illegal.
Well firstly god didn't make anything because god doesn't exist and secondly cows weren't just put here to be eaten, they just are.
Cows were "put here" because of evolution. The original species of animals that lead to the modern day bovine survived through time and has a
place on Earth, like many other animals and plants. Man came along and hunted when he could, and lived off of their harvested food from their gardens
and dried beef during the winter months. This went on all across the world for a very long time.
Judging by the statement only: "cows weren't just put here to be eaten, they just are.", you could also say plants weren't just put here to be
eaten, they just are."
Plants, animals, and rocks exist for many reasons. Thats just how things work.
I don't get what your point is here, somebody said that animals were put here for us to eat them, I said that wasn't the only reason they are here,
what are you arguing?
You get eaten when you die, does that mean that you were only put here on this planet to be eaten?
Things that happen here aren't always executed in a linear fasion. Its not eat and then be eaten, create and then be distroyed. Sometimes it
happens to different orders and/or new sequences. The fact we have the inteligence to create flying machine and soap to clean ourselves doesn't make
us on the same level as an animal that grazes on grass and relaxes under the shade, or fly in the sky and make nests for their new born.
Actually yes things do happen in a linear fashion. Things are created and then when their life is over, they are destroyed, that's the way
the world works.
What do you mean by the "same level" as other animals? There are so many different ways that we are similar to other animals.
In fact, give me one example of us not being similar to any other animal.
I'm not against anyone who opposes eating meat, nor do I dislike them, but I just saw some of those comments as biased in some way, and they didn't
feel like they had much depth.
[Edited on 29-10-2003 by MrRadicalEd]
My comments have as much depth as you are willing to read into them. And of course they are biased, so are yours, they're an opinion, that's what
opinions are, biased.