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Eating Animals

Updated on August 16, 2020

Eating animals sounds pretty weird, doesn't it? Eating meat is more likely to fit. But the point is: meat are dead animals.

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It's not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a MORAL CHOICE. A moral choice that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere.

— James Cameron

We've always eaten animals!

Yeah sure, that we have. Eating animals ensured the surviving of the human race. I'm greatful that my ancestors have eaten meat, because if they would not have, I would not be here today.

But that is exactly the point. I am HERE TODAY. And I'm glad to say that I am able to choose not to eat animals. In most parts of the world people have the luxury of a choice. I'm sure you have too. I don't need to eat animals. And neither do you. Shouldn't we be happier that we are so rich that we don't even have to eat meat?

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We are not able to justify consuming meat. It is scientifically proven that a vegetarian diet is ecologically, ethically, sociopolitically and medically the best form of eating. We cannot do this much longer. It is time to see how we destroy our planet and ourselves with our daily consume. But it is not only time to see and to realize, but to act and to change how things are.

Time to change?

Yes, it is time to change! Obviously it is not possible for the whole world to go vegetarian. But here we are not talking about the inuits who are living in the far north and are only able to survive by fishing. We are not talking about the worst case scenario. We are talking about you and me. We are talking about us. For us it is not only possible to change what we eat. It is also necessary!

Start on your own plate

We are not evil. We know what is considered right and what wrong. We always try to act the right way and to do good. So how are we so miserably failing when it comes to our eating choices? I belive that people are just not aware of the impact they do and can have. We should truly see the negative impact that comes from eating animals. But more importantly we should realize how our choices lead to improvement. Three times a day we have a choice to make. Three times a day we are able to make a difference in the world just by choosing not to eat meat.

You and I and everyone else we are not just one in 7 billions we can literally change the world and it is so easy to start on our own plates...

© 2020 Alice

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    • Line Bluteux profile imageAUTHOR

      Alice 

      11 months ago from Wonderland

      Dear T,

      thanks for reading my article so carefully! I appreciate your friendly criticism and I'm happy to answer your questions.

      I'm not sure if you understood my point about "the luxury of a choice" correctly. Let me just make it clear for you.

      I think I can safely say that as human beings we have the lluxury of a choice, because we have a free will. As you brought up God I'm gonna do so too. God gave mankind the ability to choose, if he would not have, the fall of man would have never happened. So if you believe in God, I think that is proof enough.

      By " in most parts of the world" I don't mean that some people don't have a free will, but as you said correctly 11% of the global population are starving. They don' t have the luxury of being picky. But we have. So by "In most parts of the world people have the luxury of a choice.” I mean that you and me, we can choose not to eat meat and I think this is something really valuable.

      I absolutely do not want to do away with that. As you said, it is something really precious and we can be thankful to have it.

      Yes, I do strongly believe that eating animals is immoral. I belive that enslaving, torturing and killing other feeling beeings just because I like the taste of their flesh is immoral. I believe it is immoral to shred chicks alive only hours after hatching just because they are male and the industry can't use them. I belive that it is immoral to seperate the calf from his mother and kill it. I believe it is immoral to imprison chickens in such a confined space and under such horrible conditions until they peck each other to death. I belive it is immoral to waste so many resources while one in nine people on our planet is starving. I believe it is immoral to contribute to the destruction of our planet just for my taste buds. I believe it is immoral to use agricultural land so inefficiently. I belive it is immoral to support (by eating meat) the deforestation of the rainforest and therefore the extinction of countless animal species, the loss of important medicinal plants and the expulsion of indigenous people from their homeland.

      I can't believe in a God who would want us to treat the animals, our planet and each other like that. I don't think God would appreciate us destroying his gift. God wants us to live peacfully with animals and to respect them.

      Book of Hosea (2:18): “And I will make for you a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety.”

      I am totally aware of the fact that eating meat probably helped us to get the necessary proteins and to develop our brain further. I agree with you. But as I already said in the article it's not about the past it's about today. And don't you think there is a differnece between how we got our meat before and how we literally produce it today?

      I totally see your point about the helath stuff. I'm happy for your mom, that she is still that healthy and fit! Obviously eating a balanced diet is a healthy way to live. And a vegan diet which only consists of sweets, fast food and soda is unhealthy. Still a vegan diet can literally work wonders. There are thousands of cases where people with incurable diseases got better just by adopting a vegan diet. I have two friends myself, whose doctors urged them to go vegan and as they did so they actually got better. If you want to know more about it you should read this article:

      https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/diseases-cu...

      It's really interesting and informing. It might surprise you.

      I hope I could help :-)

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      11 months ago

      I have a couple questions I’d like you to answer. You say

      “In most parts of the world people have the luxury of a choice.”

      The world has a population of about 7 billion people roughly ten% of which are starving even though enough food is produced to feed the world. What reference or source can you provide that demonstrates “In most parts of the world people have the luxury of a choice?” You can say anything you want, without proof it doesn’t make it true.

      You cite a quote that says it is a moral choice to eat meat. So do you believe eating meat is immoral? If you do what moral code are you basing that on because for me any morality that differs with God’s morality isn’t morality at all but simply rules made up by individuals to satisfy their own personal desires. Who is to say whether one individual’s morality is better or worse than another’s if there is no absolute morality (Biblical).

      Nowhere in the Bible does it even hint that eating meat is immoral. There is no 11th commandment “thou shall not eat meat.”

      All kinds of animals eat animals, even some herbivores will eat animals to survive. A study in Nature makes clear, not only did processing and eating meat come naturally to humans, it’s entirely possible that without an early diet that included generous amounts of animal protein, we wouldn’t even have become human—at least not the modern, verbal, intelligent humans we are.

      Although there is evidence that a predominantly meat diet can be unhealthy there is also evidence a totally vegan diet can be unhealthy. On top of that genetics also figures in. My mother is over 102 years old and healthy as a 60 year old and she has eaten a balanced diet which has included meat everyday of her life.

      “Luxury of having a choice” is a precious thing. Why would you want to do away with it?

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