Summerlander wrote:We're not getting defensive either, buddy. I can assure you that I don't feel one bit guilty about eating meat. I love it too much and don't see anything wrong with it at all. Do you? Do you also care about not treading on ants on the pavement? If these beings don't die by our hands, they will eventually die - it's just a matter of time.
Everything dies in the end. Personally, I'm more concerned about kids with cancer slowly dying in pain than animals who die quickly in order to feed our species. Besides, nothing wrong with cooking meat - we have evolved enough to be skilful and knowledgeable enough when it comes to heating certain foods and discovering flavours pleasing to our tongues.
I don't think it is fair to attack the human race the way you do either. Sure, we can be assholes and make a lot of mistakes but look at how much we have progressed and what we have accomplished!! You also have to remember that we, above the rest of the species on the planet, stand a better chance at fixing things. We are more advanced and there is no denying it.
I don't mean to attack the human race. I understand we're still deadlocked in a "Survival of the Fittest" episode, and we should really only care about our own species. I get it, but I think it's a valid choice not to eat meat for the sake of respecting animals. We have progressed, I concede
And in saying that, I believe we have progressed far enough to be able to make such choices. People have options now, and I've had many deliciously prepared vegetarian meals, because of this progression. It's not just blocks of tofu and carrots, you know. But I was a meat eater once, so I know that meat can be delicious too. I don't deny that, but I couldn't imagine eating it either, to be honest.
As for the fact that animals will die anyway... Well, the same could be said about people. If people were born for the sake of being food, and it was totally normal, would you eat them? I bet human flesh could taste good with spices and a smoke flavored skin
Yum! I guess my "problem" is that I respect animals as much as I do humans. Perhaps that's why it's hard for some to understand. I know it's not normal, but I'm weird. But I don't think it's a flaw either, so don't pick at it
And yes, I know it's different. People are people. Most animals don't even eat their own kind. But it's like the same thing for me. I don't expect people to stop eating meat. It'd be nice, if not fantastic, if people and animals could share the planet in harmony, but I don't expect it to happen. Life goes on.