reply to post by beezzer
Granted, 8 years additional is not that much, but I think the point (regardless of moral issues), is not the length
of life, but the
What with the health problems associated with increased red meat intake, smoking, and excessive drinking, that doesn't make the potential for a
negative quality of life and living *almost* as long as those who tend to practice a more direct healthy lifestyle appealing (to me).
And I'm a red meat eating, drinking, no longer smoking person with a family history of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes (and
having seen family members suffer and die) who tries to eat as healthily as possible. But I do love me some junk food, steak, and good fried food at
times, oh yeah (maybe sometimes too often). No fast food, however.
But what good is longevity of life without quality?
One could argue (as you have, I suppose), that quality comes with doing what you enjoy/like, such as steak, etc.
To each (or eat) his own, though.
ETA: I tried to be a vegetarian once not because of health but moral concerns. Unfortunately, I love meat too dang much. I can't and don't hunt
because I can't personally kill, but I know that if one gets hungry enough, one sees that animal not as an animal but as a meal.
edit on 2-12-2013 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)