Do We Really Need To Eat Meat?

@deeeky (3669)
Edinburgh, Scotland
May 1, 2008 11:37am CST
With so much vegetables in the world why do we eat meat.? If you were in a slaughter house and whatch those animals being killed would YOU eat a piece of that animal straight away. I know I wouldn't. Is it because you don't see that animal being killed or do you not care at all?
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• United States
1 May 08
I can say I have slowed down on meat. It is due to the high price of food. I would never go to a slaughter house to see that. I can say my body feels great now that i stopped the beef. it will take more time to stop it though. I take it you don't eat meat at all.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 May 08
I do eat meat yes but I would say that I am not fond of eating it. I love vegetables and get more pleasure knowing they are better for my body.
• United States
1 May 08
If I knew how to cook I would eat more veggies as well.
@kykidd (6823)
• United States
1 May 08
I know we can get protein from eggs. But what other sources have as much protein as meat. What about eggs? Do you think we shouldn't eat those either? I always wondered about where they fit in, because they are actually an unborn animal, right?
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
Another thought to ponder......... The animals qwould run rampant and over populate if we did not eat meat. Plus they'd be monsterous from eating all the veggies we would be providing them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 May 08
An unborn animal at what age? We do the same to humans inside a human before a certain time. Is that not the same? (we are animals).
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@k1tten (2321)
• United States
1 May 08
I can say I've never been to a slaughter house but to be truthful, if I did go I would probably still eat meat. Veggies are important but you still need the high iron content and protein from meat. And what's good enough for lions, tigers and other carnivores then it's good enough for me too.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 May 08
There are lots of protein in some types of vegetables but as you say if you prefer meat then that is your choice.
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
2 May 08
The human body was designed to eat meat. It's one reason for the teeth that we have. We are meant to eat both meat and vegetables. Our bodies work better when we have a steady diet of both. It's one reason why in the past warriors were given meat, to help them be stronger and bigger. To give them what they needed to defend others. Yes we can get some protein from other sources but they do not equal the amounts given via meat. I don't have a problem eating meat at all. I've seen footages of slaughter houses and I have been on farms when they killed their chickens. It didn't bother me. Us eating meat is really no different then a lion or other predator doing so. You don't see a lion worrying about eating a zebra. It is natural for him to eat the meat, just as it should be for us.
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
2 May 08
Yes I agree and you put the point across well. We were designed to survive from the beginning so there is no point stopping now, and as the first response states that if we don't then we would be over run and the population would be to far too much.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
I have had the pleasure of being the one to kill my own meat a few different times. No I am not a hunter. But I have helped out in the 60's at a beef farm and did get to watch them being slaughtered. But back then it was a terrible thing to see compared to know. I have been to the slaughter house here in St Paul and it is a fairly humane operation as far as providing meat for the worlds tables etc. As recently as a few years ago I killed some farm raised geese, ducks, and rabbits for food as well. I can eat meat of all sorts. I think it is basically the protein that it provides. I think anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 May 08
looks like you have been there and done that my friend and being amonst your own animals must have been emoitional sometimes if you were fond of them. you would have shut your mind off when ending a life at the time.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
They were always just future food was all. never a pet etc. It was easy actually when knwoing it would feed someone very well. Now my daughter had a hard time with me killing the rabbits or as she says, "the bunnies". HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 May 08
I can understand that the survival type food is future food as you call it. Bunnies are pets and a type of friend to some and even pigs are looked after as pets in households here in Britain.
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@ynigz1 (472)
• China
4 Jun 08
We need eat meat to support ourself stronge.
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
4 Jun 08
Yes there ae certain kind of athletes that nee certain kinds of meats for the protean content.
• Singapore
4 Jun 08
No we don't. But most of us feel a strong enough urge to because of the way we are brought up. If we had been brought up eating only vegetarian stuffs and never exposed to meat, chances are we will feel nothing wrong with our diet too. Cheers!
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
4 Jun 08
The way we have been brought up has a lot to do with what we eat but it depend on who brought us up! There are some animals in this world that are sacred and not allowed to be eaten.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
I think eating meat has been a part of our lives even back at our primitive years. I haven't eat meat over two years now,lot of people ask why and I just told them that its my choice and one way to respect other living things but I don't force them or advocate them to believe in me or be like me. For me, it's up to them if they will eat or not meat even if there are other sources of protein but like I said earlier eating meat has been a part of our lives. I think what you said about not witnessing how the animals die is one reason why we can still eat meat. I know a lot of people who don't eat beef but eat pork or chicken because when they were a child they saw a beef being slaughtered. Or like in some responses, if the killing looks human enough is still okey for them.
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
4 Jun 08
At the end of the day we are still animals ourselves, and as you say we started doing it in our primitive years and we are still primitive in the way that we still keep killing our fellow human beings.
1 May 08
Hi,well i suppose that we dont need to eat meat really,but the only problem is that if all of us said we were not going to eat meat then look at all the people that would be out of work,and alsoo what would happen to the animals?all of the animals would have to stop breeding because there would be too many and they would just have to die of old age.Though i see what you are saying and if i killed a beast then there is no way that I could ever eat that meat.I once had a duck brought in for me,and i plucked it and gutted it,singed it ready to go into the oven,well i cooked it ,and wwe looked at it and none of us could eat it,as we thought we kind of knew that duck too well.
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 May 08
Poor Duck that got cooked but not eaten. If it had only known it might have flown away to save it's neck and lived happy ever after.