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People shouldn't kill animals for food because the animal usually ends up suffering and being abused, and humans are able to survive without meat, amirite?

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Humans are made to eat both plants and animals, and being an omnivore isn't a bad thing. Are bears wrong for eating meat since they don't need it to survive? No. The circle of life almost always includes some sort of suffering. Granted, it's not usually on the same scale, but do you think antelope like being eaten by lions? My guess is that they don't.

You're a vegetarian, that's cool, but i enjoy eating meat. Thank you very much.backoff smilie

I think the meat industry is a horrible thing, but only because the animals in the meat industry are facing horrors that rival the worst things humanity has ever seen. Many people may say it's not the same thing because animals aren't people, but I disagree. Animals aren't worth any less just because they aren't as smart as us.

On the other hand, I think hunting should be fine.

@Mike_Hawk I think the meat industry is a horrible thing, but only because the animals in the meat industry are facing horrors...

But people refers specifically to humans. Animal is a broad term. A bear is an animal, not a person. A fish is an animal, not a person. But a person can be an animal. Not the other way around.

@Mike_Hawk Maybe because it's late, but I don't see the point you are trying to make.

I guess I should have summarized... I don't think (all) animals are people, like you suggest, but that people are animals.

You're right. People should kill animals just for sport. We can get our protein from other sources.a smilie

@PhilboydStudge You're right. People should kill animals just for sport. We can get our protein from other sources.

Well, to be fair, we can get protein from nonmeat sources. It's just that they tend to be incomplete proteins, which just means you have to eat them with different nonmeat sources that contain the proteins you're missing.

I don't disagree fundamentally with it, I just think that it's executed very poorly and inhumanely. I think there needs to be change in the meat industry, and I believe that there are better ways to pursue it than to stop eating meat. I think the standards for production need to be altered greatly, and maybe some sort of petition (maybe even directly to the white house) could provide that change.

I eat meat, and I don't know if I'll ever stop eating meat. I do think that the animals should be cared for properly, and that the hunters or whoever kills them should kill them in peace, and not while they're afraid for their lives. When they're scared, their bodies release a lot of hormones that changes the animal meat, which can cause diseases and different medical conditions when we eat the meat.

Why does nobody care about how the plants feel?

I disagree that animals "usually" end up suffering or are abused. Not that animal abuse doesn't happen, but biased videos promoted by animal rights groups are only going to depict the unethical parts of (a select number of) industrial farming or slaughter houses. They produce their videos to give these industries the most negative view they possibly can and of course, people take the videos word for word... typical.

Also, I can't speak as much for industrialized farms or slaughterhouses because I'm not as familiar with them (although if it counts, I've seen numerous videos of them using ethical practices from the Ag classes I took in high school) BUT, I've been on plenty of small farms in my state and farmers strive hard to keep their cows in good condition because after all, a sick, abused, or diseased cow isn't going to help pay the massive bills that come with owning a farm. The bottom line is, abusing the product lowers its value and doing so is poor farm management.

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