Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Case for Eating (or not eating) Meat

It really doesn't matter whether or not you eat meat.

While some studies show that vegetarians are healthier than meat eaters, other studies will show the opposite. Since the time of the caveman, we've eaten meat and many people wonder why they need to or even should give up meat.

Some people point to the high cost of meat production in both economic and environmental factors as the reason to switch to a plant based diet but no amount of finger pointing will ever get a meat lover to give up that charbroiled steak.

What's making a growing number of people the world over shift to a plant based diet is something else again and it's so big that it's moving mountains - silently, one person at a time.

What's making people shift to a plant based diet is their recognition of an animal's soul.

In the United States, we have a tradition of not eating certain animals like horses, dogs and cats. We don't eat them because they have become our friends and companions. We look into their eyes and see their souls.

We don't have the same connection to other animals, but it's growing and as that connecton grows, the desire to use the animal for food naturally diminishes.

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