Originally posted by Nucleardiver
You don't think that ground beef and chicken quarters you buy at the store is picked off the "dinner tree" do you?
I'm not a retard, of course I don't.
But I don't spout off about how guilty I feel about buying meat and how awful it is, and then go and keep eating meat, which was my objection to the
post I quoted.
Regardless of how it is procured anytime you eat meat you are responsible either directly or indirectly for taking a life.
Yes, the animals that I eat are bred specifically for food, they wouldn't exist were it not for farming.
I don't go into their environment or into the woods and kill stuff.
And I am not the person who said I feel awful when killing stuff.
It's like a psychopathic killer saying they feel remorse for their last victim, while then going out killing more people.
I would personally rather eat grouse and pheasant or chicken that we raise than to eat chicken from the store and same goes for our beef and lamb.
Besides lacking the hormones and antibiotics of farm raised meat, there is the fact in my mind that at least the animal I kill out in the wild for
food has lived a free life and been free to enjoy its life in the natural setting that nature intended it to live in.
I absolutely agree with you on that,
Rearing your own animals is absolutely the way to go.... no problem with that at all.
I'm lucky that in my country, hormones aren't used and we actually have a ban on importing US beef because of the crap that's pumped into it.
We also banned battery hens/chickens and they have to have a decent amount of room, sunlight and activities too... not just crammed in a cage and left
to stew in their own filth, those days are long gone.
Buying farm animals or rearing your own, in my mind, is not the same as going out and just shooting whatever you feel like eating, as the guy I quoted
said he did.
And I don't feel bad every time I eat meat.... I don't weep for my food, If I did, I'd stop eating it.
It's completely hypocritical what the guy said, which is why I pointed it out.
Ever been to a chicken farm, or dairy farm? The chickens are kept in small crowded cages, sometimes millions to a chicken house, with no chance ever
in their lives to move or enjoy any symblance of truly living. Same holds true of many dairy, turkey, and dairy farms. And don't even get me started
on veal, those animals are treated in a way that IMO is torture.
As I said, not in my country, thankfully.
If I lived in the US, knowing the crap that you pump your animals full of, I would be veggie by now I'm sure.