Yesterday I was debating here on this forum thread: "What If We Find Out that Heaven is Already Full of People?". My dear friend Misbah made a reply that she dislikes violence. This made me thinking.
Animals are sentient — just like us. Yes, they can not reason, like us — but they do feel pain — as we do. Unless the meat is plant~based: in order to access the meat from an animal's body, we have to cut the animal's throat — or do something similar (e.g., choak the animal; etc). Isn't that brutal/violent?
We may argue that lions also cut the throat of deers in the wilderness. Isn't that brutal/violent? But what if the lion does not want to do that? What if the lion is patiently waiting for intelligent humans to explore a solution to this problem?
... and this made me thinking, my dear friend. This is so thoughtful of you!
Animal cruelty is against the law in every state. Animal cruelty is a crime. It is defined as intentionally causing suffering, hurting, or killing an animal. Cruelty can be purposeful, such as kicking, burning, stabbing, beating, or shooting, or it can be neglect, such as denying an animal water, shelter, food, and medical care. Another form of animal cruelty is animal fighting, in which animals are trained or compelled to attack one another in violent conflicts at the risk of serious damage or death.
So when we talk about animals fighting. Isn't it us, the humans, who train animals in this manner?
I believe, humans are the most violent creatures!
I found an answer to your question:
Veganism is not an option for lions. Vegans, scientists, and the majority of the globe are all aware of this. Yet one of the most perplexing arguments against eating a plant-based diet is that "lions consume meat," which is frequently emphasized with the perplexing question, "would you push a lion to be vegan?"
They are obligate carnivores, which means that consuming meat is actually in their biology. I now think if humans will make a plant based diet for the Lions. It would be harsh to them. Which would you rather save: a lion or a deer?
Cats also can't eat plant based food but dogs can. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) says that while it is possible—though challenging—to keep dogs healthy on a plant-based diet, a vegan diet is not appropriate for cats at all.
But if dogs can do it, why can't cats?
Cats, on the other hand, are obligate carnivores, which means they must consume meat in order to survive. Cats don't perform well on a vegan diet for a variety of reasons, but the bottom line is that they aren't accustomed to it. Feeding a plant-based food to a cat is similar to feeding a meat-based diet to a cow—their digestive system isn't designed to handle it, and they won't survive on it.
Will it not be violence if we force them to eat something they are unable to eat? Will they not suffer and die?
Still, if you believe that man should provide such a plant-based diet for lions, I believe the lion will leave the deer and eat anyone who plans to disrupt their diet, including you and me. Lol!
Do you want us to be a lion's dinner now?
Feeding a plant-based food to a cat is similar to feeding a meat-based diet to a cow—their digestive system isn't designed to handle it, and they won't survive on it.
Awesome post! Thank you for sharing. Mutual enlightenment!
I have one fact to mention:
I have raised many cats in my life. They can and do survive on veg diet during times of emergency. I have seen them eating biscuits even.
Yes, they do eat biscuits, many companies make such biscuits but those biscuits include all of the nutrients that a cat needs to survive. They won't be able to survive on Parle G, in my opinion. The cat then need to drink more water as well to stay hydrated and healthy.
By the way, I've fed milk and bread to many of my neighbors' cats. I've never had the opportunity to own a cat because I have asthma, and my father does not want a cat in our house, but I love cats! They are so loving, cute and playful.
In an emergency, they might be able to survive on only biscuits, as you mentioned. I believe we are all born with survival skills. Cats may have similar abilities.
There is no force on earth more powerful than the will to live.
I would recommend you to watch this movie : 127 hours
Here's the trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sHkh34UkWTY
The movie is based on a true story. Humans can even cut themselves in order to survive if they have a strong will to live.
(P.S. I had seen that movie on TV, on Star Movies I think.)
There's one more it's called 'Trapped' by Raj Kumar Rao https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapped_(2016_Hindi_film)
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