Skip to comments.Why cheap meat costs the Earth
Posted on 09/06/2013 3:47:11 AM PDT by Renfield
In the rich world, each of us consumes or uses 30 or more animals a year (the bulk 52 of the 59 billion are chickens). We don't, in the nutritional sense, need these animals to feed us certainly not in those numbers. Yet, in order to eat them at an acceptable price we have to imprison them, alter them genetically and chemically, and kill them. We have moved inexorably into ever greyer ethical territory. Any planning for a food future that still envisages using animal products and meat must debate the "moral cost".
I am not sentimental. I have killed and butchered many kinds of animals, and have been on prearranged visits to slaughterhouses in Britain and abroad. I have seen the job done carefully and kindly. It would have been better if I had just dropped in to those abattoirs, but the business of meat production is secretive; if it were public, it would lose customers. In some places, the meat trade is less shy: I've seen puppies blow-torched in tiny cages to remove their hair before butchering a normal village practice in Vietnam.....
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If you don’t want to eat meat, don’t.
Our vegetarian relatives died without issue.
So is there a price for tigers to eat meat?
if God didn’t want us to eat animals, then why did He make them out of meat ?
Meat is murder...tasty murder.
Tell that to a card-carrying PETA hypocrite and watch their eyes pop right out of their skull.
Amazing how even lefty PETA types understand basic underlying price-setting functions of supply and demand when it suits them.
I prefer my steak Med Well, not over peppered. My Ribs wet, Longhorns makes wonderful ones, my burgers,pork chops, plump chickens and turkey moist and juicy. Left overs turned into soups or noodles and meat with veggies.
Low cholesterol dieting is killing people and they don’t realize it. You are becoming Iodine deficient, nutrient deficient from not consuming what GOD made for you to eat.
People Eating Tasty Animals.
My uncle lived off wild game, not store bought stuff. He lived until he was nearly 90 and old age got him, not disease.
The cattle we raise eat stuff we can’t, and turn it into stuff we can use.
Which do you want for dinner? Beef or corn fodder? How about some rained-on hay? Or, if you would like your meal minimally processed, go out and graze for a couple of hours.
That’s why God made ruminants like cattle, sheep, goats, deer and their relatives.
In history classes when I was young, you would hear about how the Plains Indians would use every part of the buffalo for something or other, and the "senseless slaughter" of the Plains buffalo by the white people.
It wasn't "senseless" slaughter. There was nothing on the Plains except buffalo and grass, and humans can't eat grass. If your objective was to get rid of the Indians, the best way to do it was to eliminate the buffalo, leaving the Indians with a choice of moving or starving.
Mr. Renton is horrified at people eating chicken. How does he feel about the holocaust of abortion?
People have trouble with killing a chicken and yet they don’t mind knocking off a human fetus that is tomorrow’s future genius.
My morals are in the right place, maybe they should rethink theirs.
Whenever possible I prefer to kill my own meat.
That was my thought as well - “ethically greyer”, my patoot.
If morality has an explicitly Judeo/Christian foundation, there is no moral case to be made concerning non human beasts or plants, or, for that matter, minerals.
We are called to be in dominion over the earth, not to be its wife. Animals and plants are food and shelter, not cohabitants.
Providing animals with rights to the land that supercede human ownership is in violation of God’s specific law concerning nature. Environmental law is at war with the Bible.
So, what is your point?
Indians drove entire buffalo herds over cliffs, and yet white man is the one who is guilty of killing them all off.
My wife had a bumper sticker on her car that said:
“Meat is yummy”
In the early days of the internet, companies weren't aware of the implications that required them to register their name as an internet domain and for many years individuals who had the foresight to do just that, owned domain names for any of the largest corporations in America until the process was finally resolved to the benefit of Corporate America.
But in the ensuing years, confusion, anger reigned by those who saw the domain name process as some version of the Wild West, extorting companies for untold millions for the release of their company's rightful domain name.
But until the issue was resolved, people were able to own the domain name of any number of corporations simply by getting there first.
One of the classic stories of domain name hijacking was regarding this guy, a fellow PETA-hater brother of ours who had the insight to register PETA.com with a website that vegetarians, and lovers of God's creatures would visit and be horrified by the what they saw when logging onto PETA.com
Welcome to PETA.com People Eating Tasty Animals.
The legal battle by PETA to wrest the domain name from the PETA-hater domain name owner was a legal battle that ensued many years nd at considerable cost to PETA. But in the end PETA won the right to its domain name PETA.com. But not before years of horror and torment for animals lovers, as well as years of joy and ecstasy for PETA-haters.