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It Is Time to Become a Vegetarian? The Statistics Are Stacked Against Meat Eating

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30 per cent of the earth's ice-free land is directly or indirectly involved in livestock production, generating 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions - more than transport.

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Past Member (0)
Friday May 23, 2008, 5:08 am
It is the greatest tragedy that humanity at large has failed to see the connection between the horrific slaughter of animals,the murder torutre pain & suffering they go through then the making of a human stomach a graveyard a veritable cemetary for theses poor souls rotting flesh blood and bones/ and the absolute insane disconnect of humanity to see that without mercy compassion kindness understanding all life is one we can never as a species as humnaity have peace on this sorry planet it is not possible to have selective kindness selective compassion selective authentive understanding. one must accord dignity to all souls whether incarnating in human or animal species. everything that has a mother knows suffering .all of the inofrmation is out there and has been for a while the effect on the environement on ones health etc etc and etc. if one is an authentic activist for soial change or for animals one must with all due haste see the entire picture. one cannot have companion animals for which they would defend with their lives and at the same time be the receptacle of another animals flesh. and yes even to the end of wearing leather shoes ultimately. and i know it is for many not easy and may be the last bar to cross. but it must be done
we must be completel;y free of murder to be trul;y peaceful and yes the indian culture with the concept of ahimsa /do no harm says it all in three short words.
when i think of the mentality it takes to raise poor animals for slaughter to look in their eyes and butcher murder torture them at an abbatoir take them apart package their body parts put them in some supermarket for people to eat ? how dont people connect the dots? each person in this chain is responsible for the karma of murder. each person
thats the truth of it. whether people want to get it in this incarnation or not. that is the truth. deluding oneself to believe otherwise does not change the negative karma. it just does not. even the karmapa lama had to put his foot down last yea and tell many of his monks he would not vivit unless they stopped eating animals.
no on eis exempt from the karma even the dalai lama. each incarnating soul is responsible for choice we in the west and most countries have the ability to make a civilized and compassionate choice a choice of wisdom and mercy. we thankfully are not somewhere where there is no other food source.
we as a speicies have the ability to reason and the animals should be under our protection until they evolve and can make their own choice when they incarnate as humans. the endless cycle of murder is a very vry dark stain on humanity

Past Member (0)
Friday May 23, 2008, 5:12 am
please excuse my legendary typos

David Mann (3)
Friday May 23, 2008, 3:29 pm
You have a strong argument. It's so sad that we slaughter these poor animals and butcher them so we can have substinance.It's definately to me anyways, a dilemma that I fortunately do not have to choose. Just the thought of a slaughter house with all the blood and cartilage running down the drain and with very little imagination I'm looking on at an autopsy in progress. It makes me gag. I can't even stand the smell of meat being cooked. Believe me I'm not that screemish having been in many of bloody fist fights. Vegetarian is the way to go.

Daniel Barker (35)
Friday May 23, 2008, 4:00 pm
I applaud Care2 for leading the way! I ask you - are your friends vegetarians? If eating meat is wrong, and liberals claim most of the country opposes Bush, why do so many people eat meat?

If you believe we are in Iraq because of oil, and we use more oil for raising meat than transportation, therefore most people would be vegetarians.


serge vrabec (278)
Friday May 23, 2008, 8:18 pm
im a new vegetarian(1 and 1/2 weeks) and i feel GREAT! Be the Change!!!!!!, thx Live!

Jessica B (1)
Friday May 23, 2008, 8:31 pm
Even if I didn't care about the suffering of animals for meat, I still wouldn't eat it for the very temporary pleasure it might bring to my tastebuds while knowing the cost to the environment. But then again I have already gone vegan and realized that it's not that hard.

Ronanki Gopalakrishna (0)
Saturday May 24, 2008, 6:57 am
It requires 10 times more energy and water to breed animals and eat which is against nature. at ieast on this ground we should stop eating live stock

Michael Angel (58)
Saturday May 24, 2008, 7:55 am
It requires 10 times more energy and water to breed animals
True and vegetarianism is probably a healthier option as well.

However you are not going to convince the world with thsse sorts of rants.

Most of the checkout kids at my local supermarket have to be told or taught the names of most vegetables, fruit, greens and herbs.
Like the Jesuits you need to get kids when they are young.
You need to teach them to garden and eat the things they grow.

Would meat consumption is soaring, not going down, so in the meantime if you do eat meat, eat Kangaroos a much better environmental alternative :)
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