posted on Nov, 14 2011 @ 12:02 AM
Plants are alive too. Several studies I've read about have concluded that they feel pain, google should provide sources easily enough.
Pretty much everything we consume comes from something that was alive at one point. Except maybe salt and so on. Food (vegetables as well as meat),
cotton and such for clothing, leather in shoes, plastics (polymers made from plant cellulose, fossil fuels that were once dinosaurs, etc), you get the
point I'm trying to make. Just because it isn't cute and furry doesn't lessen the value of life does it?
Also, do vegetarians have homes infested with roaches, mice, etc, or do they hire a pest control company to commit genocide on their behalf? Hmm,
interesting concept there. Roach mercenary for hire.
Not saying all vegetarians, vegans, etc choose not to eat meat based solely on an aversion to the taking of life, but most seem to deviate that way.
Just some things to consider in my opinion, almost if not all life forms maintain that life through death. Even vegetables require dead stuff to live.
Crops will not grow in sterile soil. They need organic materials (dead plants and animals) to grow. That circle of life thing that was mentioned
earlier in the thread comes to mind.
And the teeth/digestive tract 'facts' are ludicrous. We do not evolve carnivore teeth for cosmetic reasons, evolution has no use for vanity beyond
what is required for successful courtship rituals. We have a single chamber in our stomach because we are not meant to break down tough plant fibers
on a continual basis to extract all of our nutrients from. That is why you cannot subsist on random twigs and bark, or graze from the lawn. I don't
care how hardcore a vegetarian you are, it will not work. We are limited to the tender and easily digestible plant species because of the lack of
stomach required for the task of being full on herbivores.