At 1/16/09 02:51 AM, Shawtey wrote:
I do not eat meat, I hate animals, I don't give a fuck about the environment or understand how not eating meat has anything to do with the environment
I've never understood why you would stop eating something you like to save an animal that would have died regardless weather or not you ate it, everything dies.
Well, why save anything then, right? There was no need to save Holocost victims during World War II... They would have died anyway.
That was a bit of an exaggeration, yes, but perhaps you can see the point?
Choosing to not eat meat can be a message to people that you don't support the way animals are treated, and that you don't like the concept of consuming the flesh of another living being. Many animals are treated badly on factory farms, and do need to be saved.
Animals do die eventually, yes, but what would be better;
Dying in a cage, never knowing what it's like to be free,
Dying after experiencing a life filled with freedom?
Some of those videos on the internet about factory farms and the way that animals are treated is disgusting. No one deserves to live a life in a cage, full of fear, human or animal.
Plus, there have been some studies that talk about how emotions like fear release chemicals into the animal's body, and those chemicals are still left in the meat when it's packaged and sent out.
I'm sure there's a difference between eating the meat of Bessy the cow, a cow who lived a happy and healthy life, and eating the meat of a cow who was scared all of it's life.
Anyways, giving up on saving something or someone because "they were going to die anyway" is a really weak philosophy.
Superman would never say that. :O
Oh, and I'm not an animal rights activist or anything, but I do love animals, and I can see why people would want to give up eating meat to stop supporting those companies, and the very idea of eating the flesh of another creature. It's gross.