Can we or can't we stop killing animals in order to live?

Philippines
May 28, 2007 11:01pm CST
Almost of us grew up eating meat wearing leather.. Watching the animals in the zoo. But we dont realy know what animal is for? All animals have the ability to suffer in the same way and to the same degree that humans do. But i dont think that the best solution in our hunger and in our needs are the animals. We never consider what is the impact of this actions on the animals involved. More people said that animals can't talk they are not the same with us. Yes they can't talk but they can suffer like us they feel pain, pleasure,frustration,loneliness and motherly love they are the same with us. YES we can stop killing animals in order to live by eating vegetables and fruit.
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• United States
29 May 07
I don't know...a few years ago I stopped eating meat. I have a friend who's a big veggie so she taught me how to get my vitamins and proteins from other sources. I don't know why since she never got sick, but I did and ended up in the hospital after about 7 months. So now I eat meat regularly again. I don't know if you're religious or not? But supposedly animals were put in earth for humans and for humans to eat. They do have feelings though, and I'm sure it was not intended for them to be brutally slaughtered like they are now. It's so sad, I do wish I could go back to being a vegetarian but I'm scared of getting sick again.
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• Philippines
29 May 07
No..! all animals put in earth to live to threath like us they are the same with us they are not for humans to eat. I believe that every creature with a will to live has a right to live free from pain and suffering. Animals rights is not just a philosophy it is a social movement that challenge's society traditional view that all nonhuman animals exist solely for human use..If you dont mind can i know why you get in the hospital is that because you stop eating meat? And what vitamins your friend recomended to you?
• United States
29 May 07
Well.. I was just saying if you're religious. Everything God made was put for man (I can get the actual verse if that helps) including animals and plants and.. everything. But that's irrelevant if one isn't very big on religion to begin with. Lol. :) I got sick because of malnutrition, apparently. Vitamin, protein and some healthy fat deficiencies. I had lost weight but I wasn't complaining of course, I hadn't realized it was so serious. My friend had given me alternatives to get the protein found in meat. I've forgotten everything bu now.. but she got me into soy products, alternatives for B12 vitamins (cereals I think) and we would get supplements together, things of that nature. It's odd because friend and I ate practically the same things and to this she's fine.
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• Philippines
29 May 07
Ok i understand.. If you want to get back being a vegetarian you have many choices eating food.. There are so many choices, they need their own page. Faux chicken nuggets, vegie "hot dogs,"mock,"staek" strips, even faux "shrimp" are out there to make the transition easy. Even burger king ,Taco Bell,and Subway have great vegan option instead of eating meat. Use vegetable margarines and oil when it came to butter If you like Ice Cream you can try Tofutti, Soy Delicious, Fruit sorbets, and ice Instead Of Cow Milk you can try chocolate, vanilla and plain soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk for cooking, in cereal, in coffe and in hot chocolate - any way you used milk In Cheese use soy cheese for oizza, sandwiches, and sauces. You can also make a great creamy "cheese" using nutritional yeast flakes. Try Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese For baking, use egg replacer. For breakfast, scrumble tofu with onions,mushroom,mustard,turmeric,and soy sauce instead of using eggs In Jell-O Use Hain's Super fruits, a vegan gelatin that comes in four fruit flavor In vitamins you need vitamin B12 and D it will give everything what's your body need I advice not to eat in KFC
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
29 May 07
We will have to change our ways in order to survive without killing animals. We have to usurp their territory to grow crops and have a place to live. We must destroy their habitat in order to build houses to live. We must kill the animal that is eating our crops. No we can not live without killing animals.
• Philippines
29 May 07
For many people like you they said that people can't live with out killing animals. But 1 thing for sure that there are so many vegetarian here in our word survive without using animals for theire survival. We need to accept the fact that animals are not for human to eat they are the same with us they have a right's to live because they have life. Yes we can change our way of living in order to survive without killing animals..
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
29 May 07
What happens when animals sneak into the fields at night and eat all of the crops? That is why I say it is impossible. I would kill something that destroyed my crops. I never said humans can not be vegan. I said we can not live without killing animals. Personally I think we should manage our land in better ways. But humans are greedy which makes it hard to share the land with animals. Normally humans will kill anything that is any kind of threat.
• Philippines
29 May 07
That's why we have a human heart and mind.. Animals need our consideration and Human are the one who will be give that to the animals.