So... I get e-mails from Mark Sisson of Mark's Daily Apple and his recent email was about the Ethics of Eating Meat. He states plainly, why should meat eaters have to defend a way of eating that's been going on for thousands of years.
I can't help but agree.
I did want to add something I've been thinking of for a while now as I read The Secret Life of Plants
I read in this amazing book PROOF that Plants Feel! They feel and not only that, but when you harm them they SCREAM! THey feel pain, fear, empathy - when one plant is near another being hurt it too cries out in pain. Just because we can't hear it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
That being said and PROVEN by scientists - is it any better to hurt a plant than it is an animal? If the plant's plight tugs at your heart strings, will you stop eating all together? Become a breathairianist who lives in the highest mountain peeks, living off of sunshine and fresh, non-polluted air?
I understand that there are many vegetarians and vegans who follow that form of eating for other reasons than disdain for hurting animals such as health, a belief that raising animals hurts the planet, etc.
But for those of you who do this out of a belief that you shouldn't hurt an animal - is it right to hurt a plant?
Plus, 3 of the men most believed to be holy on the planet - Jesus Christ, Buddha, Dalai Llama - all ate meat at some point in their life/lives - just sayin'.