onsdag 15 maj 2013

Be vegan. Eating animals does not "honor the sacrifice". Animals didn't want to be part of a 'sacrifice'/meal.

Jarryd Tschoerner,
You wrote: ”If we honor the sacrifice the animal has given us, it is acceptable .. The problem is that humans eat animals out of greed instead of need. But if you and your mother need the food, I think you can keep them and eat with a clean conscience.”

We don’t enslave, trap, hunt, hurt, kill and eat animals out of need. Everyone has the possibility to eat a plant-based diet without taking the life of any conscious individual. Humans do eat meat and other animal produce for “pleasure”, taste, habit, convenience and/or tradition. We have no nutritional need for animal products, and they hurt our health, see e.g. : www.adelicatebalance.com.au and the China Study ( http://www.thechinastudy.com/ ). This article shows very welll how we all now that it is morally wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering upon animals: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/a-note-about-michael-vick/

I don’t mean what it means to “honor the sacrifice”. Because the animals certainly did not want to be killed, they all value their own lives as we value our lives much as we do; and they all value their friend- and family relationships. Killing animal is stealing the purpose of an individual that is consciousness just like we are. Killing and eating a human does in no way honor that person, and in no way would that individual agree with us consuming him/her. The same is true for lobsters. Our culture has reduced animal to commodities, and we have been victims to cultural indoctrination since we were born, and learnt to exclude animals from our circle of love and compassion at our meals. However, this doesn’t change the reality of who the lobster is, consciousness just like us, and just like the dogs, cats, cows, sheep and all the other animals. So we can’t eat anyone with a clear consciousness; in order to eat an individual we need to repress parts of our love, and empathy, we need to ignore another beings feelings, thoughts, dreams and hopes; we need to steal an individual’s purpose – an individual which had a purpose, which wasn’t to become “dinner”. I highly recommend the World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle (www.worldpeacediet.org) and this lecture of his: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvZpF1R6GUo

Inga kommentarer:

Skicka en kommentar