posted on Apr, 25 2009 @ 09:11 AM
also when u realize there's scientific evidence that we dont need meat (except eggs; and maybe fish) to be healthy (in ancient greece the athletes
stopped eating meat during training as they knew it improved their fitness); and in fact, that eating meat makes us UNHEALTHY (particularly in large
amounts) - if you're determined to eat it u should eat it as a garnish only- (plato i think said a society that ate meat would need to have a lot of
doctors)..then you look around and see all the animals we're killing in the belief that we need to eat meat to get protein etc; you realize the
wholesale slaughter that is going on for no good reason.
if we dont NEED to eat meat to be healthy, what justification do we have for killing so many animals? and for treating them so badly before we do
kill them? To get an idea of the SCALE of this SLAUGHTER, just look at the size of your city, and all the people, and all the suburbs. now think:
how much meat do i eat per week? how many kfc chicken breast burgers do i eat? So how many chickens (or other animal) have to be killed each week
just to feed ME - then extrapolate out for the rest of the city. its horrible.
i lived out west where a lot of cattle are raised for a year. every day i would see truckloads full of cows and pigs going to be slaughtered. huge
truckloads. and all their little faces had no idea what was coming; or that they never had any chance at all and were raised just to be eaten. pigs
in particular is so sad. they are as intelligent as a human child.
HORRIBLE THINGS WE DO TO ANIMALS IN THE NAME OF NEEDING TO EAT MEAT:
*live export of cattle (in boats, alive, packed together - sent over seas).
*growth hormones into chickens so they mature in a matter of weeks, rather than months and still have their baby chick feathers on when they are
killed. they cant even walk some of them cuz of the cage; or the conditions in the barns. they never see sunlight in their life. they never see
grass. they never peck at a worm in their life. they live in a cage. when they are born (in crates, like oranges), they are put straight onto a
CONVEYOR BELT to be sorted - before they can even walk. they never have a mother hen like any baby animal wants and needs. they are sorted, some get
put down a chute (the males) and killed/crushed (alive); or gassed; the rest - some go into cages; some into dark crowded barns. the barn ones are
supposed to be lucky.
apart from the horror of their life; (we grow them like this so we can buy cheap chicken every week at kfc), or twice, or more a week - ), do we
really want to eat chickens treated like this; or given growth hormones? (theyre called frankenstein chickens). yet our demand for chicken meat and
population pretty much demands these cruel methods - supply and demand - how else to supply so many chickens to such a huge population, if they take
months to mature? STOP EATING CHICKEN. you dont need it. it wont even make u healthy.
*pigs kept in crowded miserable conditions. despite their known intelligence and desire like any creature to be loved or have basic rights to move
around; see grass; sunlight; etc.; have a mother; .
*prawns and lobsters boiled alive. would you like to be boiled alive? they are discovering that plants can feel, so im sure prawns can.
*i saw an octopus (intelligence of a dog - they are known to have) cut up while still alive on a japanese cooking program. this often happens to
marine animals. people seem to assume they cant feel pain or have any emotions like fear - which is not true.
*fish kept in a fishbowl. they are used to living on a reef - do you think they cant tell the difference? they can.
*birds kept in a cage. speaks for itself. when ur used to flying in the sky a cage is the ultimate disgusting cruelty.
im sure u can think of many more examples. point is: why eat meat when u dont need to and it'll make you sick?
i know why we're all getting so sick. its karma. u eat something u dont need to to survive; and treat animals so cruelly, no wonder we're getting
obesity and cancer - we brought it on ourselves.