Why I Still Eat Meat

in istilleatmeat •  2 years ago 

This is my entry for @evecab "Why Do I Still Eat Meat Contest".

Why do I still eat meat? OK for starters I have always eaten meat so I see it as a habit, I enjoy meat, even though I do have a hard time digesting beef. Yes I know it is cruel but it is also necessary for me, I need the nutrients, proteins etc. I get from meat. OK I can probably get them in some other way but this way would not be as satisfying to me.

Is this cruel? Yes I think it is, we are after all killing a living creature for our own needs, and I also know some animals are treated very cruelly and their deaths are also equivalent to torture. I do wish that animals were treated better and that they could just be given some sleeping drug before they are killed so they won't feel it. Difficult that this happen because it would just add to the bottom line, and producers are trying to make money.

All this being said and as the idea is to convince you that I am at least partially right, I have a belief that we are on this earth in a sort of adventure, we are here to learn, of course sometimes I have my doubts and figure once you die you die and that's it. But if we go on to another existence this experience on earth is necessary for our development. I would think animals are also on some adventure of their own, they have to have a life and experience it.

Now if all humans stopped eating meat, animal husbandry would disappear and a lot of animals that are now born, and yes are raised just for slaughter would not even come into existence there would be no need for them. Because let's be honest what can a pig be good for if it isn't for its meat?

So I think if we stopped eating meat we would deprive a lot of animal souls the privilege of life. Yes I know it sounds like I'm joking and sometimes I myself think these ideas are crazy, but what if they are not? So I am guilty of eating the flesh of an animal that was once alive, in fact it died because of people like me, I don't enjoy killing any living creature, but I know I am a hypocrite because even though I would never kill a chicken I am more than willing to eat it.

But at least I have told you why I think eating meat could also have a positive and necessary side.

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Thanks for your entry @gduran =). I'm glad to read that you do think about the suffering of the animals, I think that's very important. we should always be conscious of where our food came from, and how it lived before we eat it.

what can a pig be good for if it isn't for its meat?
What makes you think that animals need to serve a purpose to humans? All living beings have a right to exist without serving any particular need. They would simply part of nature like any other wild animal would be. It's a bit like saying slavery of blacks was OK because white people gave them a purpose..

So I think if we stopped eating meat we would deprive a lot of animal souls the privilege of life.
I don't think the living conditions in which they are raised are a privilege. A privilege would be to live free, don't you think?

Muchas gracias por visitar mi blog, y me alegra mucho que hayas participado en este reto!!! =)

Te puedo poner dos argumentos a lo ultimo que dices "I don't think the living conditions in which they are raised are a privilege. A privilege would be to live free, don't you think?" No vas a poder ser libre si no tenes el privilegio de haber nacido y es lo que sucedera cuando estos animales dejen de ser economicamente viables. O sera mejor no nacer?

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

sí, pienso que seria mejor no nacer. El nacimiento de las vacas por ejemplo no es un proceso natural. Es por inseminación artificial (y bastante cruel)...pienso que la naturaleza debe hacer su trabajo sin que el humano tenga que intervenir para producir animales en cantidades grandes para que terminen como hamburguesa =) En mi opinion....

No se, crees que un esclavo en cualquier epoca de la humanidad hubiera preferido no nacer a nacer y ser esclavo?

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

pienso que si el esclavo ha sido "creado" solamente para ser esclavo toda su vida, y luego matado (sin posibilidad de libertad ninguna), prefereria no vivir. Lo que estoy condenando, es el hecho de reproducir animales que viven infelices hasta que mueren.

Entonces estas de acuerdo en que la gente cace animales para consumo? Porque los animales que se cazan en la naturaleza supongo han vivido felices.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

ay perdon por la tardanza de mi respuesta.

Pienso que si tu vida depende de esto, esta bien. Si te encuentras en una isla aislada tipo "cast away", obvio que tienes que hacer lo que sea para alimentarte. También en el caso de gente muy humilde en pueblos remotos no tengo nada en contra de la caza o la pesca.

PERO el caso de la mayoría de la gente, no as así. Tenemos acceso a supermercados, restaurantes y muchísimas opciones de comida, y no tenemos que eligir de matar a un animal para sobrevivir. Espero que esto responde a tu pregunta =)