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The animals in this world are here for our benefit. It’s better for humans as a species to eat animals. The cows aren’t smart enough to thank you for not eating them and you’re only hurting yourself.

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  1. I’m not a vegetarian and I don’t have a high opinion of cows either, but people are free to choose what to eat and what not. A well planned vegetarian diet isn’t harmful. You have to learn a bit more about nutrition.

    • by Gissel
    • 31 August 2010, 11:05 AM
  2. Wow, that is the most selfish and self-centered thing I have ever heard. I doubt you’ll read this, but let’s pick this apart.

    “The animals in this world are here for our benefit.” 100% Grade A Horse Dookie. You say this as if all animals besides other humans evolved for the purpose of being used by humans. I dearly say: WTF?

    “It’s better for humans as a species to eat animals.” Also flat-out wrong. Biologically speaking, humans evolved as vegetarians. We have every single trait that herbivores possess. Rounded molars, incisors for breaking open hard seeds, slow digestion and a long intestinal tract. Generally, when people eat meat the body requires huge amounts of energy to break down the proteins and lipids in the meat, which can be very easily pulled from seeds, nuts and dairy products.

    “The cows aren’t smart enough to thank you for not eating them and you’re only hurting yourself.” One, you aren’t hurting yourself, you are actually helping yourself. Fruits and vegetables have more simple sugars and vitamins than meat. An active person will be able to obtain far more usable energy from these kinds of food rather than a steak. It takes less energy to digest, generally calorie dense and requires less food to generate vital ATP.

    Also, cows aren’t stupid, but you pose a different problem. Obviously they won’t thank you for not killing it and feasting on its flesh, I doubt you walk around and tell random people, “Hey, thanks for not killing me and devouring my supple, fat body parts.” Cows feel as much pain as you or I, and killing them is often a painful process.

    —Devout Veggie

    • by Aaron
    • 31 August 2010, 3:45 PM
  3. Aaron, you don’t know a lot about evolution. Primitive humans used to eat carrion and hunted animals as well. Humans are not herbivores: we cannot digest cellulose as herbivores do (cows can thrive only on grass, we cannot), we don’t have herbivore teeth which grow as they wear out (hypsodont dentition). I’m a vet, so I know quite a lot about animal anatomy. Humans are omnivores, like pigs.

    And no, we’re not granivores either. Try eating uncooked, hard grains for a few years, as real granivores do, see if you teeth don’t break or wear down quickly. We’re perfectly able to digest most types of meats, and they provide high-quality proteins and iron, and animal fats provide more energy than vegetable carbs (that’s why you get fat easily if you eat a lot of meat). Most vegetable proteins are incomplete. It’s okay if you can combine different vegetable proteins to get all your essential amino acids (that’s why vegetarianism is possible for humans, and generally healthier), but if you lived in a place where you couldn’t get different crops, you would die if you didn’t have access to animal proteins.

    So, get some of your fact rights before you criticize someone else’s ignorance.

    • by Gissel
    • 1 September 2010, 10:49 AM
  4. Clearly, you’re all insane. God created all the animals than humans to live together in perfect harmony in the garden of Eden. Man was made to be king over all of them. Read and believe your Lord God, not scientific fact.

    • by Andrew
    • 1 September 2010, 7:01 PM
  5. …what they said.

    • by Co-hater
    • 2 September 2010, 2:15 PM
  6. Don’t believe scientific fact? Now that is ignorant.

    • by Michael
    • 2 September 2010, 2:49 PM
  7. Aaron and Andrew are both idiots, but I agree with gissel and Michael. Scientific fact is a fact. Do you want me to highlight it? Would that make it easier for you? Also, eating meat is important. It gives you protein. In a study on people who lived to be 100 or older, almost all of them ate meat. My great-grandma who lived to be 100 could even pass for a carnivore. Thus, Andrew and Aaron are wrong!

    • by People are stupid
    • 14 October 2010, 4:02 PM
  8. Canine teeth: meant for ripping flesh. There you go.

    • by Rachel
    • 29 October 2010, 3:44 PM

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