Is it wrong to eat meat? Should we be vegetarians?

Philippines
July 9, 2007 3:31am CST
Vegetarians contend that animals too have rights. But can farming livestock be considered unhumane or is it just as natural as eating whatever nature has provided for human beings?
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Since the beginning of time men have been eating meat. It is also a requirement of your body to have protein and other nutritious things meat gives you. I personally don't eat alot but its amazing that you can see the difference in the skin tones of people that are vegitatians or vegans.
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• India
10 Jul 07
According to me there is nothing wrong in eating a meat or being a non-vegetarian.
• United States
10 Jul 07
I'm the sort of person that could easily become vegetarian...but it's obvious God wants us to eat meat to I eat it. He made the animals for us. I don't believe the way we go about preparing these animals is how it was intended though. We have factories that painfully cut off chicken beaks and pull out their body parts and we grow them with fertilizer...it's horrible, enough to make me lose my appetite for days to be honest. We buy organic meat, because that way I'm doing what God intended for me to do and I'm at least taking some care of my body by not eating meat that is grown in an unnatural way. Sadly though, organic meat doesn't necessarily mean that animal didn't suffer when being killed. Tricky subject, but I do believe we're intended to eat meat.
9 Jul 07
hi all,eating food doesnt be common to evryone.some prefer vegetarian,some non vegetarian.no one can say that eating non-veg is a sin.thats totally wrong.according to me whatever we are eating that should satisfy us thats all. any objection for my post?
@sbksat (355)
• India
9 Jul 07
I'm a non vegetarian and I don't think eating nonveg is inhumane. To me only showing creulty to animals is a sin..like bull fighting etc... Just consider man as an omnivoure like many other other animals.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Jul 07
Before the great deluge, everyone was a vegetarian, but then after the Flood, God commanded that the animals would be food for man. Man has farmed livestock since then and even before then when they probably used the skins for clothing. The part of rights suggests that animals have souls, but if they had souls, they would also have property in their name, and be able to vote, etc. That is not so. Also there is a certain type of protein in meat that is not available in plant food, which is necessary for us.