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Originally posted by MaMaa
reply to post by Rezlooper
As a moral choice I do not eat beef, chicken, or pork anymore. I have seen how animals are treated and it was vile. This is not to say that I don't love a good burger, but I made the choice not to eat it anymore. Not that I ever ate McCrap much before making this choice though. We have our own veggie garden, our own chickens for eggs and I cut out the majority of animal products. I still eat fish and eggs.
I asked myself if I would be willing to kill the animal or support the way they were being treated, I without a doubt had to say no. Because of that it seemed hypocritical of me to continue eating what I wasn't willing to kill or support the treatment of, kwim?
I'm glad they banned US beef, maybe it will be a wake up call, although I doubt it.
Originally posted by cartesia
Hey there, you should consider supporting a local wild/game meats provider. Choosing not to eat meat weakens the normal meat business, but choosing to eat animals that are treated well helps make a viable financial alternative. It's also alot easier to convince other people to change over to - in fact usually it just takes for them to taste it - the quality of the animals life is reflected in the quality of the meat. Up to you of course, but I think ultimately turning the industry over would be more ethically sound than a small portion of the population opting out altogether.
Originally posted by FyreByrd
Originally posted by Son of Will
If you are actually interested in health, you would stay away from meat and dairy altogether. Even eating organic, free-range livestock is directly linked to a laundry list of diseases, including the top killer in the USA, heart disease, as well as diabetes and a long list of cancers. There is an especially strong link between dairy and breast cancer in women.
It's certainly healthier to eat cleaner meat, but the meat itself is probably doing just as much damage. If this is news to you, I suggest reading The China Study.
And where is the link? Where are your sources.
Humankind evolved eating meat... and diary products have been a stable for millennia. The problems with meat and dairy come from the chemicals, drugs and practises of factory farming to increase yield and profit for the industry not from unpolluted sources.