I admit I eat meat. Being a vegetarian wouldn't work for me. Where you do buy your meat is important though and more so how you COOK it. Meat carries a lot of parasites, worms and bacteria. Improperly cooked meat is the worst ever.
I have to jump in here on the corn that is fed to cows. It has been a practice for over 100 years in Iowa to feed corn to cows. Iowa corn fed beef is some of the best beef you can buy and it is very good for you. I have been eating Iowa corn fed beef all my life. I am healthy. If someone tries to say that it is because they feed corn to cows that is causing problems they are way off base.
I got the information from the Food Inc. documentary. They seemed to be pretty sure about grass being the natural food for a cow. Also that reminds me, the cows have manure all over them and that gets into the meat as well. So now they have to wash the meat with ammonia I think. I can't remember what chemical it is they use.
I am sure that there are grass born viruses that would be bad as well, so I am not going to jump on the feeding cows corn kills people. I will agree that viruses kill people and that many things can get a virus.
I have no idea what a cow thinks. I don't pretend to understand the inner workings of the cow, chicken or pig mind. This is what I mean by imprinting human feelings on animals. I can see some people think that way, but I don't. I don't think that a cow, pig or chicken wakes up in the morning and thinks about paying taxes or about what it needs to get done in that 24hrs. So in that, I really don't think that a cow, pig or chicken craves feeling the ground under their feet, but again...that is me, just as their are those that believe otherwise.
In getting back to the topic, I think that a quick death is just. I also don't believe that a majority of pigs, cows or chickens meet their end like is shown in these sensational videos. I do believe that it does happen in some instances. I think that in cases where this is found that the company needs a heavy and progressive fining system that would ultimately lead to their shutdown should they not change.
I am certain that I am not eating the "natural" food for a human, but yet we are living longer than ever today and not to mention the average height for a human continues to increase. Perhaps we should all forego the more protein rich diet that apparently our bodies like so that we could remain "natural". Or just MAYBE, we would have eaten more meat back in the day if there were better and more efficient hunting methods? If I don't eat enough protein and don't reach my optimum size arent I disappointing God? Wouldnt he want us to reach our full potential? Watch tribes that have had little to no interaction with humans on National Geographic Channel and they still throw parties around a kill of not wild grasses or roots...but MEAT...and the best hunters keep a pretty good seat in the tribe (they got the babes)!
And I would say to you that perhaps Ned's vision of the future is alarmist and an over exaggeration of Biotechnical Engineering. If you believe we are trying to develop incapacitated cattle and zombie farmlife that is harvested like a sci-fi movie, I just cant join you there.
Comments: Diseased dead flesh of an animal that grew up in a filthy pen. That sounds real tempting to me, can't wait to get its parasites in me.