Thursday, June 09, 2005

A pound of PETA

Daily Tribune (article)

The protest, in which three people placed themselves in containers resembling supermarket meat trays, was meant to compare eating meat with cannibalism.

So this is where the thought pattern of "we are the same as animals" leads to. It makes no sense, but whatever. We were obviously made to eat meat, and we not really made to drink other animals milk. But for some reason these people think it is wrong to eat meat, while drinking milk is probably bad in their minds, but not as bad as eating the cow.


hockeyfrog said...

I'm going to turn into a little Jupiter Sunrise obsessive fan here for a sec and recollect a moment that I was talking to Ben... thinking about it, it was after the show that I ended up in the hospital the next day. But anyway Ben was asked about eating meat and such (because a couple of us had eaten with them at Perkins in Omaha a few days earlier, and noticed some odd behavior from some of the so-called vegans). The only reason that Ben *tries* to stay true to being a vegan is because he doesn't like the way the animals are treated. He even admitted that if the environment that chickens are in to lay eggs wasn't so bad, he'd probably be a straight vegetarian (maybe a lacto-vegetarian.. but not ovo-lacto-vegetarian). And having seen an (for lack fo a better term) "egg farm"... its true.. the chickens are in a horrible environment, they often injure each other from being in such close proximity to each other. They are in very small encasements, thrown in with numbers of other birds. Very unhealthy situation.

I'm won't deny it, these people you wrote about sound nuts. Typically, cows don't eat cows (unless there is cow in their feed, which doesn't make sense) that would completely throw off the digestion process in any ruminative animal. But I mean nuts in a passionate sort of way. I think PeTA people are a little misguided in their ways of expressing things. They could better explain what they feel NOT using shock value. (YOUR PARENTS ARE GOING TO KILL YOUR DOG!)

Braveharte said...

Interestingly, looking at our teeth and comparing them to our ancestors you can see that we were primarily plant eaters early on. We have a lot better grinding teeth than ripping teeth. In fact we probably ate very little meat (likely mainly bone marrow) until we invented fire which allowed the meat to soften enough to consume it with our puny teeth.

Ookami Snow said...

That’s really the problem I guess. I don't really care if people are vegetarian. But what I do care is that PETA is completely wrong in the way they do things. They have a good point in theory, but they go about demonstrating it like total jacka....
(Basically what amber said)