The Veges vs The Carnivores - Solved!
June 8, 2008 3:33pm CST
Hi fellow munchkins, It had to be done. After all the sparks and controversy (not to mention the ruffled feathers amongst both people and livestock), there HAD to be a reasonable, rational, well-balanced and acceptable solution for ALL parties to the problem of divergent dietary habits. And here it is - Necrotarianism. We can love all our animals with tender care and devotion until the day they croak of natural causes - and THEN eat them! You'd have to agree, it WOULD save the Native Americans a lot of moccasins tippy-toeing through the undergrowth, AND take the stress out of the bison's daily routine (not to mention all the lost arrows). AND it puts little Tiddles the cat and Fluffy the pooch into a position where they'll be giving once they've gone. And they can stay with you forever. Hey, it's a whole lot nicer to live and let live - for as long as they can. And then, the tender-hearted vegetarians can have their cake, and their ravenously carnivorous counterparts can eat it too! The best of both worlds, and everyone's happy! Even better, we can save the whales, and save the Japanese whaling fleet a lot of high-explosive-tipped harpoons as well - just stop slaughtering the living ones, and fish out the whales that have died of natural causes instead. And everyone will be happy, even the Japanese scientists who are so determined to do all that world-leading, ground-breaking and utterly essential research on the whale carcasses! Sounds like a damn good idea to me.
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15 Jun 08
Hi again, In the wider scheme of things over the centuries and aeons, perhaps humans did stumble onto eating animals in that way. It seems a bit of a waste to just let them rot, I suppose. And interestingly, the Saxons used to hang their game up until the meat started to drop off the bones before they'd consider it fit to eat. I know that sounds awful, (and it should, because our natural revulsion to the idea points to the truth of what we are designed to eat) but it's actually quite sensible - our guts aren't very well suited to eating flesh like a carnivore is, so allowing the meat's enzymes to predigest the meat (that is, to start to rot) made it much easier for human guts to digest and assimilate. It all does go back to the original premise which I like to harp on, namely that humans are fruitarians by design, but are omnivores by circumstance and have adopted some poor eating habits as the centuries have passed by - such as overconsumption of meats, and also cooking of meats which destroys all the enzymes and forces our pancreas to supply the necessary enzymes instead.