I´m a vegeterian since one year ago. Personally I believe that vegetarianism/veganism is the way to go since that´s the only realistic way to be able to feed the whole human population. It is also very unnecessary to kill other organisms to get protein when you can get it from plants without causing death and pain.
Another good argument is that vegetarianism reducec the risk for getting many sorts of cancer and over-weight.
Now I would like to hear your point of view. Is vegetarianism good or bad? Why? Are you a vegetarian/vegan, do you plan to become one?
P.S. Saying “It´s tasty” is not an argument for eating meat D.S
This is an odd topic, but in this case, I listen to my mom, must have balance, but I do love salade, with blue cheese dressing, cheese, black pepper, red onion, damn it now I’m hungry :< Anyways I knew a lez that was one and was force to eat chicken because of lack of vitem E, anyways I think it was unfair to make her girlfriend feel guilty of eating meat. But why only vegitable, how about milk ? Some religion believe that consuming milk from animals is wroung and affends them deeply, should that mean we should stop consuming milk too ? And how about fish, is that even consider a meat or is that a religious point of view ?
You can? How? I mean I chew my veggies pretty good!
I’m sure they don’t survive.
Seriously though I can understand your point. There can be no question that we cause a lot of suffering to other species of the world. I don’t even like to step on bugs (crushed to death? Not too fun!). The problem is unless we change at a very fundamental level, how could we possibly avoid all harm to other animals? I mean I wouldn’t be against having something like “The Peaceable Kingdom” here but how?? For myself I could give up meat but how do I get the Lion to do the same?
I do however think veganism is a noble form of compassion. My brother was a vegetarian (he still ate eggs and milk) until he started eating some meat to get better nutrition. I know lots of people do fine without meat but they have to be sure to get the right nutrition in other ways. This is not currently feasible for all people.
However I do find one thing ironic: Here we are searching the cosmos for other life forms which we may never find, and yet we’ve got 'm right here all around us and we take them for granted.
first I would like to say that you do also kill plants, forget that they are also living beings too ? if they wouldn’t grow, they are not beings that are a alive, and if they are not alive they are dead stuff like a rock or something, dont forget that !!
and second, the success of the human is that we cant eat all kind of stuff and blend in into the nearest enviroment to get nutritions and such, vegeteriaism is another fun idea when you have to little to think about being alive that you must think of something fill your ordinary life LOL , sorry, funny joke…
so, and I also think that there are proteins in meat that has been the good for the human evolution especially the brain, to get where we are today, and as I stated in the 2nd chapter, it is that we can eat all kinds of stuff that we have become a successor to live everwhere…
Then you need to know that our “thoughts” actually are alot of cemical reactions between different substances in our brain, so that it’s not completely out of mind (!) that some plants do react on our “reactions”.
Eating meat is a part of nature. Its just a part of the cycle of life. Every organism has their place in the food chain. If you didn’t have predators to thin out the herds then the herbivores would over populate and die off themselves from disease and such.
Where man fits into this, I’m not sure. I think we defy nature in many ways. But from a nutritional aspect, I am convinced that humans need to eat some form of meat from other animals to maintain proper health.
So if you’re a vegeterian what species are you? Homo sapien is an omnivore as are many of the species that we think of as vegeterian. Most of the truely vegeterian species have several stomachs (***) so they can get enough nutrition and calories to survive. Homo sapiens starve on a truely vegeterian diet. Just ask the villagers in Afganistan.
So do you really belong to the order of the Ruminantia? 8)
Any of various hoofed, even-toed, usually horned mammals of the suborder Ruminantia, such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and giraffes, characteristically having a stomach divided into four compartments and chewing a cud consisting of regurgitated, partially digested food.
Characterized by the chewing of cud. 2. Of or belonging to the Ruminantia. 3. Meditative; contemplative.
If everyone stopped eating meat, what would we do with all the deer and boars we kill? My very large family jointly owns several thousand acres of land in Alabama that we hunt on. Mostly deer and boars, sometimes foul and squirrels (rats with furry tails). First off, we’ve really got to work on the pigs… they’re non-native, and breed like rabbits… sometimes we even have to invite trappers in to cut the population back. If not, everything else would suffer from lack of food. Deer goes about the same way. Alabama’s white tail deer herd is very healthy because of good management (meaning: we kill enough deer). Last population count I can recall, there are about 1.8 million deer in Alabama, and we have kill or “harvest” enough of them, or the herd will become overpopulated, resulting in starvation, and sick, miserable deer. Soo… what do we do with all that meat, other than eat it? hehe