Daily so many people eat the flesh of innocence while they slander those who take human life. Animals are innocent, like children, and they are brutalized and slaughtered and eaten, every day.
I was raised eating meat. I did not like it as a child, most do not. But their ‘guardians’ force them to eat it, and over decades these children become accustomed to it, just as the young person who takes their first drink of alcohol knows it tastes putrid, yet drinks it anyway due to peer pressure. (I came to realize the horror of this cycle several years ago, and have been learning and practicing a new way since).
These habits have been passed down through generations, and there are better, more humane ways of getting nutrition and finding a happy place.
Participation in this cycle, whether doing the killing, or doing the eating, guilt is shared equally. It is no more ‘okay’ than eating a human child, or the family pet.
The mindset that humans are lords over life and command who lives and who dies, is absurd. In this thought process, all are militant, cannibalistic bringers of suffering to the earth.
Lying to self and making excuses does not excuse … damages to life and fear added into the world is the only creation this brings. Participants, if not willing to accept responsibility and work toward eliminating pain and fear, cannot ever be part of peace and joy.
If you eat meat, you may as well eat other people who eat meat. Some say this is the best way to get protein. Using that logic, why choose a species that is vegetarian? May as well choose a meat eater, since by this insane idea, those who eat meat must have more protein in their bodies.
One day being a cannibal may be all you get, if the animals become sparce, and you haven’t learned how to grow nutritious foods … Is this the world you wish to continue creating and live in?