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28-04-2014, 09:23 AM
RE: Animal Liberation
(26-04-2014 11:44 PM)xScienceFan Wrote:  Have you ever stopped and wondered where your food comes from?

Like so many people, until recently, I am ashamed to say that I was completely oblivious to the harm I have been causing other sentient beings on this planet.
You say "sentient"
You realize that meat is murder, but vegetarianism is genocide?
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05-05-2014, 02:07 PM
RE: Animal Liberation
People do need animal protein but it's the mentality of being able to eat a 10 oz steak when the same food values can be derived from a mere 3 oz. Any excess goes down the toilet.
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05-05-2014, 03:09 PM
RE: Animal Liberation
I do believe we have a moral obligation from compassion to avoid unnecessary animal suffering. At the same time, nature isn't compassionate. The reality is that a wild deer is quite likely to suffer from untreated health deficiencies and extreme hunger before being hunted down by a predator and killed with teeth and claws. I'm not going to condemn a hunter that ends a deer life with a quick and careful gunshot and eats the meat instead of having a cow raised and killed at a factory farm for meat instead. I'm not going to condemn someone who eats a cow raised in a humane environment where they have a chance to live a relatively normal cow life, have suffering from health deficiencies alleviated by veterinary science, and meet a quick, painless, end without suffering before ending up in a hamburger.

However, that doesn't justify unnecessarily subjecting our food to suffering. Factory farming places too great a value on efficiency and too little value on reducing suffering and distress in my opinion. I don't expect a utopia where mankind changes the indifferent cruelty of nature into an animal paradise. I don't expect mankind to take a purely symbolic stance of watching animal life suffer and starve from lack of food and disease and be killed by predation while we self-righteously refuse to eat meat. But I do expect us to at least make a reasonable attempt to minimize the suffering we inflict where we have viable options, if for nothing more than compassion.
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