posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 06:17 AM
reply to post by billy197300
Nothing wrong with eating animals/birds along with plants, in fact we have survived as a species this long because we can eat a variety of foods and
don't depend on just one type - BUT - does the killing have to be so inhumane? And do we really need to eat flesh in EVERY SINGLE MEAL?
I don't think so - in fact, most of human history, meat has been a luxury, reserved for special days or eaten in small amounts due to the
difficulties of procuring enough. Most humans have been vegetarian (no fish/fowl/animal) to a large extent except where it was readily available or
nothing grows out there.
If we eat animals 2-3 times a week, that is already a LOT. Somewhere that animal has to grow to maturity, eating everyday, and then be killed off and
packaged and sent to a supermarket, for us to do this. We don't need to eat 20 meat-based meals every week. We can make do with 2-3 meals a week, and
eat plants the rest of the time - many cuisines (espy. Italian, Indian, Southeast Asian, Oriental) have a massive diversity of plant-based recipes.
The only REASON for this sort of industrialised mass-killing of birds/animals is because people (like you and I) feel that they HAVE TO HAVE MEAT in
every frickin' meal. Or most of 'em. And this massive demand means the supply needs to be there, that too at an affordable cost for the masses.
Hence the sh** they mix into the feed, the force-feeding of corn and unnatural meat to these food-animals, the disgusting manner in which they are
kept indoors from birth until death (no sunlight or breeze), the assembly-line style of mass-murder, so that we can EAT MEAT.
We don't need those quantities of meat for our nutrition, to be quite honest. It is not a need. It is excess & it's a habit.