reply to post by jd140
And humans don't kill or commit acts of violence towards one another?
Imo we have to learn to eat less meat for a, ethical reasons, animals are more than flesh on a production line, b. animal rearing causes much of the
greenhouse gasses, c,. too much meat is not good for us.
According to the National Agricultural
Statistics Service, the following number of animals were slaughtered in the US in 2008:
cattle 34.4 million (avg/day 94,247)
calves 956,600 (avg/day 2,621)
hogs 116.5 million (avg/day 319,178)
sheep and lambs 2.56 million (avg/day 7,014)
chickens 9,075,261,000 (avg/day 24,863,729)
turkeys 3,672,000 (avg/day 10,060)
Are the majority of these animals respected in their short lives..I doubt it very much....this is bad Karma for us humans, we don't own the world or
the creatures on it.
Pigs are known to have the intelligence equivalant of a three year old child, yet suffer in intensive farming.