the killing of animals

August 8, 2009 10:08pm CST
do you think that we should be killing animals for food when we have so many other alternitive out now on the market??? id like to know your veiws
5 responses
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
9 Aug 09
Alternatives like what..salads? I have these nice canines for a reason you know....to eat meat!
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9 Aug 09
there is a lot more than just salad to eat also if you were supposed to eat meat your body would be more able to hunt said animals the only thing you do have in common with any other predator is the canines nothing else
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
9 Aug 09
Actually I do hunt & not the whole sit in the tree stand & help the animal commit seuicide as it walks in your cross hairs type of hunting.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I have a Masters in Biology and I can tell you that humans have evolved to eat meat. We have canines for the ripping of meat and we don't have the teeth that herbivore's have in order to process tough vegetation. Also its hard for us to get all the amino acids that we need from eating plants because not all plants have all the amino acids we need. That is why vegetarians have to be especially vigilant about their diet, and if you eat meat all the amino acids are present. Also for all the talk about how much iron their is in spinach and other veggies, we just don't have the enzymes to properly extract that iron so you would have to eat a lot of spinach to get enough iron which is not so much a problem for guys but can pose a problem for women and again if you eat meat, you can get plenty of iron from a good steak. I don't approve of the conditions in slaughter houses or how animals of all types are mistreated in farming practices but neither am I a fan of us denying our biology and trying to be something we have not evolved to be. You will never catch me being a vegetarian but I also do not harass my friends that are. We make every effort to accommodate them when we fix a meal for a bunch of my friends or when we go out.
18 Aug 09
yes but any other animal that eats meat are disiend more for hunting i.e black and white vision easyer to spot movement of pray claws etc
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Sure other highly evolved predators like big cats have those features, but other omnivore animals don't have the same "hunting" adaptations like raccoons for instance. They also eat meat but they also eat veggies. They have canines and claws but the claws are for tree climbing not for the subduing of prey. Their vision is also altered but that is because they are nocturnal not diurnal like us. You can't attribute every adaptations in an animal as having to do with what they eat specifically. Some is for when they eat and some is how they protect themselves and their young. Surviving and reproducing is the name of the game. Besides do we really need better vision and claws to do damage as predators? I think not, that is what our brain is for--we developed our own claws--they are called weapons.
• United States
9 Aug 09
I see nothing wrong with the hunting of animals for food. It helps with the population control. For example, if we did not hunt deer, there would be an overpopulation. They would become sick, would run out of food, and would die. I don't, however agree with treating animals horribly in the slaughter houses. I see nothing wrong with eating meat, but I think that we should respect the animals.
9 Aug 09
i see what you are saying but there is no animal hunting humans and we are still living sustainably with out being over populated
• United States
9 Aug 09
Out in the wilderness, there are quite a few animals that will happily eat a human. And then there are things such as lions, crocodiles, and sharks. They don't have any problem with eating someone. Not everywhere in this world are we at the top of the food chain. And not everywhere in the world do people have enough food to eat. We do have a problem with overpopulation....but I'm not saying that I think we should be "thinned out".
@echomonster (2229)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
21 Aug 09
I think it's quite unnecessary to eat meat in modern societies...I certainly don't touch the stuff. As long as people want to eat meat, though, there'll still be a market for slaughterhouses. However, I think the number of vegetarians is increasing and will only continue to increase as more people stop to think about the issues involved. It's hard to imagine a wholly vegetarian society -- just look at the other responses in this discussion! -- but people do change over time. With every passing generation, I think vegetarianism will seem less and less strange.
• United States
9 Aug 09
as long as it's done in a humane way. We're carnivores by nature, there's nothing wrong with it..