Nature and animals Sept 19, 2012 14:02:02 GMT 2
Post by Nordis on Sept 19, 2012 14:02:02 GMT 2
I used to be quite a meat lover, but some time after leaving it from my diet I noticed that it wasn't the meat that was good. It was all the seasoning. I mean, would anyone eat any meat without at least salt and pepper? The only good things I can think of meat as an ingradient is the texture and the fact that it's really easy to prepare in several ways.
In the end the whole don't eat meat/eat meat discussion falls on how one's point of view on the matter is. But my personal experiences are that self proclaimed non-meat eaters who do it just because they pity the animals(being killed) and a lot of vegans have more extreme views(verge of almost naive thinking) on using natural elements for consumption and usage then average Joe the meat eater
I wouldn't want to sound mean, but that's like saying pollution was a point of view. "Oh, I just dump this waste oil into ditch because I like it that way". It is simply bad for the nature and it's not an opinion but a fact. Here's a short article about UN's 2006 report on the issue -> www.fao.org/ag/magazine/0612sp1.htm . The whole report is downloadable at the bottom of the page if anyone feels like reading.
I do have a belief that meat eating and respect for animal(rights) can go hand in hand; You just have to make a little effort in searching and buying animal friendly products like free-range meat, those animals have a good life before they end up in the store.
A rather recent declaration, signed by several scientits, states that mammals and birds are most likely as conscious as humans -> io9.com/5937356/prominent-scientists-sign-declaration-that-animals-have-conscious-awareness-just-like-us . So the whole "meat is murder" thing might not be as far-fetched as it sounds
But I think I've made my stance quite clear already. Could anyone tell any scientific facts why eating meat would be a good thing?
Edit: Changed the latter link, you can now download the declaration from there.