Why do we love animals called pets and eat animals called dinner?

When there are so many wonderful delicious, savory and sweet and juicy substitues for meat, (which is a dead animal...call it what it is the next time you sit down to dinner), and since we can get protien from so many other sources (we need very very little), and since 10 billion, (that's BILLION...NOT MILLION), animals are slaughtered with unbeliveble cruelty...then why do we insist on eating dead animals?

I love the taste of meat, and I was raised on meat 3 times a day! But ever since I opened my eyes, really looked at and heard the truths behind this insane animal agriculture industry, gave up my gluttony and greed and superiority over animals, I immediately stopped wasting my hard earned dollars on this mass murder...this was over 7 years ago. If your precious bowser was considered a delicacy at your dinner table, would you slaughter him yourself? www.christianveg.com


18 Answers

  • Kamp
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Visit a slaughterhouse and you will never eat beef, pork or chicken again. And see how fish are grown in hatcheries for food and you will not eat them either! This is not a rant it's from my personal experience. I said MY experience not anyone else's.

  • Dave R
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    In the end where we draw the line between pet and food is arbitrary and cultural. There are countries which do eat dog meat.

    However, you should be a little more circumspect in your rhetoric. Do you honestly believe that animals are on the same moral plane as human beings? Let me ask you this: If you accidentally kill a pedestrian while driving, should you call the police, and should a full blown investigation occur? Now, what if you hit a squirrel instead? If the answer is different then your moralizing about "murder" really isn't well founded.

    Are animals evil for eating other animals?

  • 1 decade ago

    well, yeah, some are pets and some are food. Anything that you consider a pet should not be eaten by you, and if I want a burger, it better come from a cow I've never met. Its not mass murder, its delicious murder. I can spend my money as I wish, and if its on some dead cows butt, I will.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ahh, you see, people are fully aware of the suffering that goes on in the meat market. Those of us with some intellect try to hold our own on our views. However most people try to ignore and/or relieve themselves of guilt by telling themselves that they're smarter than animals and calling the meat by different names (i.e. calling cow meat beef).

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  • Tiss
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    People have been eating meat since the dawn of time. People ARE superior to animals. It's just a fact. If you choose not to eat meat - fine. I'm sure you expect people to respect your views. At the same time, you must respect the views of others. Even if it means we are "murdering" cows and chickens. In some countries, people do eat dogs and cats. I choose not to live there, and my dog remains safe. Mind your own business.

  • 1 decade ago

    Thats cool that you can do that, but when it comes to eating meat, its simply evolution. The reason why our brains grew larger during the evolutionary process is because we began eating meat and hunting. Meat provides some essential minerals like zinc that cannot be found in a vegan diet. Zinc helps our brain process new information. The reason certain animals(such as dogs) are not consumed in most cultures diets is because they may have helped our ancestors hunt.

  • ZICO
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No more meat for me. I am a new convert since March. My beloved Boxer opened my eyes to the fact that life is a miracle and so so precious. Innocent, breathing and defenseless lives have to be murdered so I can eat the corpse is just insane. Hope more of "me" will soon see the light and put an end to this insanity. This has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the right to live and feel.

  • 1 decade ago

    I know we should care for animals alot becuase they have a life to but we have to eat meat sometimes! god has given us animals and meat to live on. just becuase everyone likes animals doesnt mean you have to starve yourself and become a vegetarian. even if we didn't eat the animals they would die someday. we eat big fish, but we dont eat little beta fish, becuase there to small thats why there pets. And we eat male cows, but what else are they good for. they dont have any milk so we eat the male cow. its not like we can just keep it as a pet in our own house!!! It is true that lots of people torcher animals but you people who dont shouldn't be always feeling sorry! its life! its not bad to eat meat that is an animal. everything has its purpous. I'm not trying to sound mean, or bad but, LIFE GOES ON. your pets, and animals you eat, and even you will surely die one day. I know there are tons of animal lovers out there but, have fun in your life! you don't always have to worry about other animals! there taking care of thier life just as us humans are. so its ok to eat meat, chicken, pork, or even cow once in a while. and pets will be pets and what god has given us to eat is what he has given us to eat.

  • Insane
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I Support,





    Humans are Omnivores we need Meat to be healthy.

    Why are you not complaining that some animals eat other animals?

    When a Lion kills his prey does he do it nicely?

  • 1 decade ago

    i know, people don't eat dogs and cats but they eat pigs, horses, cows, and other animals. isn't that like animal abuse? to me it seems yes, but eat meat any way. that's why there are vegetarians.

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