What a cute little chicken! Why would one choose to put it between a bun and munch on it. Up until recently, I ate chicken on occasion. I too had somehow allowed there to be a disconnect. I could watch a chicken in a pen, rooting around for food, or smile at a cute pic of a chicken, or want to adopt a little chicken into the family… Yet I would eat a chicken in a meal, with hardly a second thought. I say “hardly” well because deep down inside, I knew it was wrong! I couldn’t pick the chicken up from the supermarket fridge, I couldn’t cut the chicken, I couldn’t even touch the chicken, but I could pick it up with my fork and eat it?
The proof that humans aren’t meat eaters should be in the pudding, I will give the two most basic reasons as to why I feel we are supposed to be herbivores.
1. We have no hunting instinct. I don’t, and I know almost anyone I know, doesn’t see a bird land in our garden and think… Oooooh snap, a nice after lunch snack has landed in my grasps. Instead we do what? Throw the bird some bread, and if our cat is watching it (cats being carnivorous and all) we shoo our cat away. And…
2. We have to a. eat meat fresh, and b. cook it. What happens if we don’t, we get sick. Our bodies do not have the physical attributes required to digest raw and stinking meat. Carnivores and omnivores don’t cook their meat. They chase, kill and catch their meat with their own claws and teeth. What do we do…Well we sure as hell ain’t fast enough to catch our own meals, so we designed weapons to kill the animal, we then cut it with knives, cook/smoke/preserve in some way or another, so we don’t get sick and die from the animal. We sure as all heck don’t love the smell of rotting flesh like carnivorous animals, and we don’t roll in the most disgusting bits do we. Nope, we chose the prime cuts, we cook them and we eat them. It can take up to a couple of years for humans to digest meat, A COUPLE OF YEARS. Unlike carnivorous animals who digest the meat at a ridiculous rate, within a few hours, so they don’t take in any of the bad stuff.
Finally another 2 things to take into perspective:
What would happen if a vegan/vegetarian convinced a meat eater to stop eating meat? Answer: An average of 2400 animals would live (or just not be born in to torturous conditions to begin with) The meat eater has a much much lower chance of dying from disease such as cancers, heart disease and stroke. They feel better within themselves. And because it’s such a good reason I’ll say it again, around 2400 animals would be saved (the average human consumes that amount of animals in their lifetime)
Now, what would happen if a meat eater convinced a vegan to eat meat again? Answer: 2400 more animals would die. The vegan’s chance of dying due to the above diseases would increase somewhere between 26% and 90% depending on the disease.
What would you rather? I do what I do, and I say what I say, because I want to help. Animals and humans. I truly believe the world would be a much happier, healthier and peaceful place if we all gave up eating flesh. All the proof, stats and scientific proof back me up. Why don’t you use my best buddy Google sometime, take a look at the facts. Because it isn’t a matter of opinion, its a matter of fact!
Love and light.
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