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- Posted: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 00:47:14 +0000
I love nature. I always have. I also love animals, children, and caring people. I seek to be as peaceful as I can and respect all life. If you eat meat, why do you do it? I'm not here to have an argument, I'm here to have an intelligent discussion about food.
Because it tastes good. Humans are willing to give up anything, including the life of an innocent, sentient being, just so that they can have a good taste in their mouths. rolleyes
But seriously, I eat meat because homo sapiens are supposed to eat meat. It's why it's tasty.
Oh really now? Tell me the last time you ventured out into the wild, tackled and pounced a live animal, and used your razor sharp teeth and claws to kill it and eat its' raw flesh? I'll bet never. Why? Because you don't have those features. Those are the features of a carnivore or an omnivore. Not a human. Just because something is "tasty" doesn't mean you should be eating it. Would you be saying the same thing if somebody found a way to put artificial flavoring of your favorite food in a vile of poison?
Well, spiders don't do that, along with many other predators; plants for instance sometimes eat meat, and they don't move around at all.
It really depends on your hunting strategy, per say; jellyfish don't have teeth, nor squids, nor birds even.
Of course birds do usually have sharp talons and whatnot but.
Being an omnivore doesn't necessarily mean great teeth and claws; pigs, rats, lots of rodents etc. eat meat and are omnivores.
Humans have little self defense, but that's not the same as hunting.
Cows have horns, for instance, elephants tusks, but yet we do not have those; how could we be vegetarians? Truth is that eating habits depend on how you work, and traits evolve base on food, not vice versa. But since agriculture only came around 10,000 years ago and humans have been hunting mammoths and other animals for at least 600,000 years, probably closer to 3 million, we likely are in fact more evolved to eat meat than anything else. We evolved hands and relied on technology.
The sad reality is that humans really have the short end of the stick when it comes to evolution; we can't even create Vitamin C, like rats can, we need a more varied diet. We don't have fur, natural weapons ,and are 5 times weaker pound for pound that gorillas, chimpanzees, and especially things like tigers. We're weak, we walk funny, and we don't have a lot of natural protection, on top of having a pretty crappy digestive system that needs a lot of stuff to compensate for all the vitamins our body doesn't produce.
We've always compensated with technology. Since so few animals do this it's hard to find a good comparison and we really have evolved to have usable hands. sweatdrop