Originally Posted by alli09
I hate seeing people talking about animal meat like they aren't living things and like they don't have just as much of a right to live as us.
I flipped through this discussion awhile back so I can't remember - Are you a vegetarian?
I eat meat, my body was designed to consume both plants and animals. Once, I raised an Angus beef calf that was half blind. He could not have led a full, comfortable life, so when he was a good yearling size we took him to the butcher. Did I cry? Absolutely. Did I eat the meat or let it rot? I ate it.
At least we, as higher mammals, can humanely kill our food. Most of us don't go and maul our prey like a lion would, or drown it like an alligator, or slowly choke it like a snake. In our history, we eat what we kill, we kill what we need, and we thank the animal and God for the life that it gave to nourish another. Today, we ARE a wasteful nation, but we still gotta eat.
It is your right to not eat meat, but it is our nature as omnivores to eat both.
Would I eat horse? If it were cooked and offered to me, I would. Just like I would try alligator, rattlesnake, etc.... Would I eat my own horse? Not unless something catastrophic happened (war or disaster) and that was the only food available and both of us were starving to death, then I probably would. It isn't on my list to run out and try.