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What is your point of view on this subject?

I am a meat eater and I love my steak , pork and chicken. Yet i feel bad about the fact it was once a living, breathing animal. I was carving ham one time ( I don't do that often) and came across the bone and the realization that this animal had to be killed to become my dinner was overwhelming. Yet at a hypocritical point of view, I don't think I could become a vegetarian. What are your thoughts?

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Asked by Cappy1979 at 9:36 PM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I feel the same way a lot. But it will never stop the world from doing it. Human nature I guess?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Those animals were put on this planet for us to eat. Humans are not designed to live on vegetation alone, and those animals serve no other purpose. Dig in!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • It doesn't bother me at all.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 9:39 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I feel the same way, too.

    I don't believe they were "put on this planet" for us to eat (our planet has an amazing cycle, anon :37, look into it), but we found them to be a great source of sustenance, so we eat them. I don't think there's a need to feel bad about it unless you are gorging/overeating.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I kinda feel this way too. I say I will becom vegitarian once im 30 because it is proven to reverse heart disease. Mainly want to do it for health reasons, but I think I should enjoy my 20's while I can LOL.

    Answer by lowencope at 9:49 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I'm a vegan and I'm living healthier than anyone I know. Anon 37, those animals aren't for us to eat.

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 9:49 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Doesn't bother me at all. I've helped slaughter pigs, cows, and chickens and then enjoyed many meals of those animals. I bottle fed a calf that we raised strictly for the purpose of slaughtering for meat (we named him T-Bone, and he was tasty!)

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 10:06 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Meat is bad for people and bad for the planet. I don't care about animals at all.


    Answer by rkoloms at 10:46 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I took an animal ethics class in college and let me tell you...the things I saw and read about that class literally scarred me for life. We watched a movie on factory farms and those images were forever burned into my brain. I actually said I was never eating meat again after that...which lasted about a week. I hate veggies so being a vegetarian didn't really work out for me. However I won't ever eat pork again. And I haven't...although I didn't really care for it before anyways...but pigs are the worst treated animals of all of them. I won't even say what they do to pigs...its horrible.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 11:12 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I appreciate that the animals are my food source but I don't feel bad that they die for me to eat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

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