Why go Vegetarian?
Once upon a time I was a carnivore. I ate hundreds of pounds of
ground beef, and ham. One day I decided to stop being a carnivore,
that's when I became a vegitarian. That was in August of 1997...
not too long ago by any standard. I no longer eat innocent
dead animals however if you are not a vegetarian that's fine you
have a right to live your life the way you want to live it and
consume whatever you want to.
I'm a vegetarian because I think that eating things that
were once alive with brains and feelings is morally wrong. Long
ago animals were killed and consumed as they needed to be for
essential purposes only. Today animals are bred and slaughtered
in excess in order to fulfill the demands of an overconsuming,
unhealthy, materialistic society. The issue of
eating meat becomes an issue when excess amounts of cattle, pigs,
and poultry are bred in order to freshly stock supermarket shelves
and fill the pockets of corporate America with cash. It is wrong
to cut down rain forest in order to graze more cattle to make
more money while the Earth is suffocating. It is wrong to
shovel incredible amounts of grains into the mouths of livestock
while half of the world is starving. I am not a vegetarian simply
because the animal I consume once had a face, but because
this animal died as well as millions of others in order to make
someone richer. That is wrong.
But, the rest of the world is entitled to their own opinion. Once an
animal is dead, that is that. Crying for the poor slaughtered
cow sitting on the grocery store shelf will not do anything.
Spray painting the mink jacket will not bring the animal
back to life. Nothing will change until more of the world realizes that
comsuming animals in as much excess as North Americans do
is wrong. Eat because you are hungry, not because the food is there.