posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 12:09 AM
reply to post by Son of Will
I really don't see why people have to get so emotional about this issue. Most of these comments are just dripping with negativity. There are some
serious buttons being pushed here.
If just for a moment, let's be reasonable about this.
First, Lots of people are comparing the slaughter of animals to the killing of plants. That is just plain STUPID. Plants don't feel pain. They don't
have central nervous systems. There is no comparison, remotely. Case closed. Again, I have to remark at just how dumb that argument is. Just stop.
Second, people are arguing that violence is natural. True! Sure is. But we pride ourselves on only allowing justified violence, in our society. But if
it can be demonstrated that the consumption of meat isn't necessary, then slaughtering animals to obtain that meat can no longer be justified in a
"civilized" society, without resorting to backwards religious dogma of the inherent superiority of man, or something similar.
Lo and behold, that can
be demonstrated. Epidemiology studies have been slowly painting a picture over the 2nd half of the 20th century, and
that picture is coming into clear focus lately. Studying large populations over long periods of time, you can slowly work out correlations between
lifestyle and disease/mortality rates. Every epidemiology study is pointing in the same direction - higher consumption of animal products leads to
higher incidence of early mortality, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and a rather long list of other diseases. Those same studies found a strong
correlation between plant-based diets and a decrease in incidence of those diseases.
It's not propaganda, it's not exaggeration, it's not hyperbole. It's just logic, and science. Leave emotions at the door, they're not needed
edit on 6-2-2013 by Son of Will because: (no reason given)