This is my reply to this erroneous comment: "I hope all U vegans and vegetarians realized we would still be monkeys in trees if the climate hadn't changed in Africa & we were forced out of the trees & in to the grasslands then started to incorporate large amounts of red meat into our diet which was needed and that was in why & how our brains developed the to the point of where we are now the dominant species and dominant mind on the planet ! we carnivores could not should not and will not give up meat eating because we are genetically predisposed to needing wanting and eating meat !!
END OF DISCUSSION !!!!"
1. First of all, we don't need meat:
is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately
planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets,
are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits
in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned
vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of
the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and
adolescence, and for athletes.” — Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
(formerly the American Dietetic Association)"
Thus, we are not carnivores.
2. It wasn't the meat, that caused us to evolve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0PF5R0ywp4
3. Do you think it’s wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death on animals? Of course you do.
the problem: at least 99.99% of animal use, which results in the
suffering and death of animals, is unnecessary! At least 99.99% of
animal use is for food, but humans can easily get their nutrition from
If so, go vegan: http://abolitionistvegansociety.org/tavs-initiatives/tavs-articles/why-veganism/#.Ue484W34V5s
4. Even if what you said was true, that it was meat that caused us to evolve. Think of this:
6: If we did not exploit animals, we would not have society as we now
know it. Does this fact not prove that animal use by humans is morally
justified?Answer: No. In the first place, the question assumes that we
would not have devised alternatives to animal use if that were necessary
either because nonhuman animals were not available or because we made a
moral decision not to exploit them as resources. Second, even if animal
use were necessary for society as we presently know it, the same
argument could be made with respect to any human activity. For example,
without wars, patriarchy, and other forms of violence and exploitation,
we would not have society as we now know it. The fact that a given
activity was a necessary means to what some of us regard as a desirable
end does not prove that the means were morally justified. Present-day
Americans would not enjoy the level of prosperity that they now enjoy
were it not for human slavery; that does not mean that slavery was a
morally acceptable practice. Third, there is at least an argument that
our present-day society, with its violence, pollution, inequitable
distribution of resources, and various forms of injustice is less
desirable an end than some think, and that we ought not be so eager to
endorse the means that got us where we are today.
5. We are definitely not carnivores anatomically.
Humans have no known anatomical, physiological, or genetic adaptations to meat consumption.
We have many adaptations to plant consumption.
Vitamin C is found in plants. We can’t make it ourselves such as carnivores.
digestive tract is longer than carnivores, so that our food can stay in
the body longer so we can digest plant matter. We need more surface
area and we need more microbes.
Quote from: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Debunking-the-Paleo-Diet-Christ;search%3Adebunking%20paleo
More information gathered here: http://bloganders.blogspot.se/2013/06/humans-are-herbivores-not-omnivoresmeat.html