Omaha Red Sox wrote:willy-t wrote:I'm not opening this vid as I'm at work, but it sounds pretty brutal. I don't want to open a can of worms because I am a meat eater and I'm in no position to be principled, but I think vegetarians have a sound rationale really, animals are just a less intellegent species than us (depending on whether you are a creationist or a darwenist) and it could be argued it's wrong to kill them for any reason.
Still, thats a different debate to this, what goes on in some parts of the world is deplorable, cosmetic animal testing, battery farming, fur trade, inhumane slaughtering, dancing bears etc etc etc.
With this rationale, being just another species, then it would be the same principle as it is in the wild. When a lion kills a wildebeest or a shark eats a seal. It's a food chain and we're at the top.
There is debate over if people were meant to eat meat in the first place. Still I'm not saying that we shouldn't eat meet. I think it is wrong to cruelly treat animals but obviously I am a hypocrite on this as I do eat chicken. Its hard to break trends that you've followed though since you were born (ie...eating lots of chicken)
Although i really dislike birds but I don't really eat them to spite them.
There are a few reasons I don't eat beef though.
1. I don't think it tastes that good.
2. Its really not that healthy for ya
3. I somewhat feel bad for the cows I guess but not enough to not eat hoho's (beef stock), or if there is something with small amounts of beef.
4. Mad Cow Disease government coverup