posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 04:35 PM
I think what's being missed here (by of examples of our history or situations of when you might HAVE TO eat meat) is that the O.P. has made a moral
decision based on experiences...no reason to rebuttal.
My experience is similar, many years ago we rescued a German Shepard. Some years later she started dragging a rear paw, had $8,000 in surgery
done...didn't help. About a year later she started going down in the rear, she became depressed. We found a solution in a wheel chair and the
excitement in life was re-found for her. That lasted about 3 years until it spread into her front have. About 3 years of carrying her everywhere,
manually making her do her bathroom needs, flipping her every few hours through the night, taking her for car rides to entertain her brain etc... She
became our child in a way that was no longer like a "dog" but a being that truly loved us and relied on us.
After that last period of about 3 years the worst possible, it spread to her brain.
When we called the doctor to give her the injection in our home and she passed in my arms, I realized the love and relationship we can have with any
of God's creatures. Because we are smarter, that doesn't make us superior. What she received from us, to me, doesn't equal what we received from
I don't push my values off on anyone, I rarely even bring it up. I will say that I don't believe we as a civilization will ever move to the next
level as long as we continue the perverse relationship we have with animals. I don't specifically mean just eating them, but the lack of respect not
only in the slaughter house, but many people's homes.
As far as HAVING to kill them to survive, well I am a CCW civilian and that same respect for life would make for just as difficult decision to take a
human life so that I may survive. Would I eat an animal if I had to survive? Would I shoot someone so that I may survive? I don't know, all I can say
is my morals say right here, right now...no.