I just hate when vegans say that eating meat is bad for you. It’s not bad because it’s meat, it’s bad because the way the meat is raised, processed, and mass produced. It’s natural to eat meat man. You are an animal. Animals eat animals….
I don’t know where you read that free roaming animals have the same health benefit as raised cattle. I’ll accept that if you back it up, but I doubt it’s completely true. If it was as bad than caner rates among indigenous tribes in Africa would be a bit closer to our societies rates.
Until the human body evolves a naturally better way to get all the nutrients it needs from some other source than meat or in some better more efficient way than the way we do now, until then I’m gonna stick to it being natural. What do you expect me to do if I’m stuck in a place with no technology, just accept the fact that I’m gonna die. That’s not very human sorry. Nature isn’t moral. Based on the kind of life form you are and where you are, evolution is going to find the best suitable survival strategy for you. Evolution doesn’t rely on technology, it doesn’t care that humans are cable of doing all of this. It’s about surviving, and if you’re stuck without your little fancy protein shakes and a blender you’re gonna die. Evolution is about reproduction and survival. Not about moving forward. It has no concept of that. Everything revolves around survival based on your environment and to pass on your gene.
Being guilty about killing a meal is a privilege. When you leave your little apartment, and your little city with all your little gardens and go into an environment that lacks the greens to sustain you, you either die or you kill your meal. It’s very simple, what do you value more your life or a cow. It’s up to you, that’s where natural selection kicks in. No matter how hard you try people are gonna kill and not feel guilty because they gotta eat, survive and reproduce. Personally I’d be glad to kill my livestock, not because I’m twisted or anything, but because personally I’d try to make it as less painful as I possibly could. And yes I do value my life over other animals. That’s how I’m alive, that’s how there are 7 billion of us.
Yes a lot of them might live a *vegetarian lifestyle but thats because their ancestors have accumulated enough knowledge about their environment to lets themselves eat that way. Promise you, their ancestors ate meat. Plus a lot of the people you’re talking about probably don’t eat animals for religious reasons. I’m sure if they didn’t believe the cow is holy and their family was starving they’d eat it. You know why, because survival and offspring are number one priority.
I’ll admit maybe showing graphic images isn’t the best tactic. But helping people understand why it’s wrong is number one priority. You also have to respect some other peoples lifestyles. Some people will keeping eating meat not because they rationalized it but because they are HUMAN. I cannot put enough emphasis on that. Not everyone lives by a grocery store. Not everyone has the privilege of choosing their meal. That’s something you have to respect too. I do not care a single bit about you little feelings when my life is on the line. And yes it’s 2014 we have been to space, we have made great technological advancements, but at the end of the day someone out there still dies because we haven’t yet figured out how to cure everything and how let every human being live pleasantly and equally.
Pain is normal. Pain will keep happening. Pain is normal reaction to threat. Should lions stop eating zebras because it’s so brutal to get eaten alive? Should we just get rid of any carnivore because they inflict pain? This is nature, it’s not about how bad you feel that your lunch whelped, its, as i said before and will keep saying, about surviving. When it comes down to it, you can choose whether you want to live or die. It’s very environmentally dependent, I understand some places might have an abundance of plants in that case I’m all for chilling with my fellow homie cow, but the second winter hits and everything freezes and it’s me and my bud Tom the cow then my want, my inner need to survive is gonna take over and bye bye Tom the cow.
Talk to me about this harmless world when you solve some real, more important problems. Yeah animal life is definitely not priority. You know why? Because as an organism that relies on energy from the external environment I find the slaughter of animals for my own survival as one of the last options is perfectly normal.
Now if you value animal life over your life than please do so. I respect that. I might even kinda admire you selflessness. But when you try to tell me that one of my primary ways of survival isn’t good mean of survival I will get offended. You understand that you’re saying this because you probably never had to deal with starving. I really hope that you never had to feel the experience of starvation, but let me tell you this, if you have felt you should understand that when it gets to that point, in the end, you are an animal, and you will kill and eat like the animal you are. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s all nice and fancy that we have all these technologies, don’t get me wrong I am all for advancement of technology and finding better ways to energize our body and mind. Holla at me when you have that. Until then realize that somewhere out there, there is a family that spends most of the year eating veggies but for the winter they might have to slaughter a cattle to survive. I’m sure they don’t like the act of killing, but for some reason those little starving faces make anyone do almost anything. Till than don’t you try and tell me that the process that gave rise to your brain isn’t good enough at doing it’s main job. You’re here because of it.
You just have to understand that morality is a human concept, the second your life is on the line it kinda flies out the window. Another concept you have to grasp is that animals feel pain because it lets them help survive. Pain is pretty universal and a good way of keeping organism alive and reproducing.
Now I absolutely disprove of the way we obtain our source of energy aka meat. I don’t like this tainted stressed out meat. I think it’s bad for my body that’s why I don’t eat it, but wild livestock or naturally raise livestock in moderation is hella good for you. Remember moderation, that’s another problem that some vegans forget to mention. But that’s why I’m a vegetarian. I would eat meat in a heart beat if my life was on the line because I value my life. I want to live, I want to reproduce because that is my core object, every other goal I have is just the privilege of a full stomach. Don’t go out thinking you’re better than me because you don’t eat any animal byproducts. Go out thinking you’re better than me if you shut down a slaughter house. You think not eating animals and their byproduct is making much of a difference well I’m sorry but there is about 100 other people that will totally eat that meat if you don’t, those companies don’t give a single poop about your veganism.
Sorry if I come off a bit strong, but please if you have the time to educate yourself about the all this than take the time to understand why we eat it, understand how you got here, understand lifestyle, understand facts, learn nature. Then come up with a sound plan on how to end this, how it will impact everyone and their FREEDOM OF CHOICE(merica). I don’t want you to ignore the harm we cause either, I want you to not be picky, if you’re gonna go out trying to save the world, save the whole thing instead of one part. But I promise you that if you come up with a solution that fits all, and keep in mind you have to keep everyone in mind, than maybe I will and the rest of the world will hear you out.