reply to post by PoorFool
Your screen name makes more and more sense to me as I read your posts and responses in this topic. In response to your 'suck it', how about we keep
things civilized here?
The food industry doesn't profit much from meat? Interesting. They sure do go out of their way to mass produce it, there must be some value. Your
thinking in terms of price, not quantity. When you increase the quantity, the product becomes cheaper and therefore while it may look like the profits
won't be much, the food industry does not gather profits in a single serving of meet, but thousands and hundreds of thousands to a time.
Do you know why many vegans and vegetarians choose not to eat meat? Because of what is done to the creatures and the effects of the meat industry. Did
you know that the food required to feed a cow to the point of slaughter could feed us more abundantly? Did you know that of the greenhouse gases
everyone has a fit about, 75-85% of it originates from cow waste and flatulance? Laugh all you want, but with less meat eating, you have less of those
sorts of problems. Your quite satisfied with our ancestors going out and hunting for their food, so go hunt for yours. If people cut down their meat
intake to 5%-15% of their diet and actually hunted for their food, let's say, you wouldn't hear so many complaints. The fact of the matter is that
these animals are being treated as mere quantity without any consideration for the quality of their lives. Why quantity? Because there are so many
meat overeaters in the world who just must have a serving of meat that they didn't even hunt for on their dinner plate. Unless you hunt for all of
your meat, your just as bad as those 'wimpy vegans' because you are fed by people who do things to your food that you don't even care about. As long
as you've got a hunk of meat on your plate then your set. Let me know which you are.
Being omnivores does not mean that you SHOULD eat something it just means you can. If you feel you want to eat meat, more power to you as long as you
realize the full depth of it. I have not always been a vegetarian, I was a meat eater before, I loved the taste but over time I realized my body
didn't respond to it so well. Not everyones body is like mine, thus why I do not tell people not to eat meat.
There are two arguments I've heard that actually make a point. One is "being a vegetarian doesn't just make you healthy" and the other is "your going
to die anyway, why worry about health?". My answer to those are that, yes that's right. However, the reason I am a vegetarian isn't because I'm
obsessed with life or have the dillusion that I won't die, it's because... for as long as I live, I would like to feel healthy and live to my best
ability and being a vegetarian is helping me do that.
One last comment. What is meat? You say "your made of meat", but did you know that most of us if we consumed parts of ourselves or another human, we
would become deathly sick? There are actually many creatures which can't stand the taste of human, we are not appetizing. Other meats are, sure, but
we are not. So, meat is not unhealthy? That's a generalization. Technically water is not fully healthy, the sun is not fully healthy, the air we
breath is not fully healthy, but there are things we can do to decrease the negative affects of those necessary things. Meat in the form of chicken
and fish is generally healthier than other meats. Pork in the form of ham.. not good for you. Pork in the form of bacon, the serving size is 1 strip
per 3 years. Steak is not good for you.. don't get started with hotdogs. Are you not familiar with cholesterol, high blood pressure, digestive
problems, obestity? Lots of meat is abundant in fat, but even if not it's abundant in salt and cholesterol and is very slowly digested, causing
problems to the digestive system over time. Some meat isn't nearly as unhealthy, but some meat is very unhealthy. Why make such a general statement
saying it isn't?
Until next time,
edit on 21-1-2011 by TheGoodDoctor because: (no reason given)