posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 12:05 AM
While I respect all of you who will be enjoying meat on Thursday, I will not be. I am not a fan of PETA, and I am disappointed that the OP used them
as a source, but I personally agree with the sentiment of the thread.
I feel better not eating meat- just healthier and more energetic in general. And I would not call myself a vegetarian, or anything like that. I just
don't enjoy meat. If I think for a second about what I am eating, and where it came from (the fact that it used to be a living creature) I literally
get sick to my stomach. It just feels wrong to me.
I love animals. I have several pets, and I frequently feed the ducks, geese, turtles, etc. that live in the lake begind my house. I just don't feel
right about eating a creature that I would make friends with. You can call me a hippie... I am used to my friends and husband doing it.
And I will agree with all of those who have said that turkeys do not seem especially attractive or intelligent. But it can be ugly and stupid all it
wants... I just don't want to think that it had to die for my meal.
Originally posted by Tuatara
We were meant to attack and eat prey, that's why are eyes have the ability to estimate/calculate distance- a property called paralax.
Parallax isn't a property we "have." It's something that we "observe." It's the apparent shift in the orientation of an object, depending on
the angle at which the object is viewed. Like when the driver and passenger of a car look at the speedometer at the same time, and the speed looks
slightly different to each of them. That was my favorite thing to learn about in Physics, and to be honest-- it's all I really remember.
Enjoy your tofu or your turkey... whatever you have. I just hope that all of you here have a wonderful Thanksgiving with people that you care about!
Have a great holiday!!
[edit on 20-11-2007 by TheHypnoToad]