Why Should I be a Vegetarian.
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So it doesn’t look like my debate that I talked about the other day, what’s going on the board and the vegetarian is going to go down the way back due to a technicality, but I want to keep this discussion rolling, I want lots of comments, I want mail. I want to understand something about vegetarianism. I get hate mails sometimes from vegetarians, just spewing all this venom at me. I am like “Oh! Calm down, relax.” I won’t have a problem with what vegetarians do. I don’t have a problem with the way that you eat but I do have a problem with the way that you disseminate your information and conduct yourself, because I have never ever, ever, ever, ever -- had a vegetarian tell me, why I should be a vegetarian? How exactly it’s going to benefit me in my health? What I get is a lot of anti-meat stuff. At the same time I am not getting a lot of pro-vegetarian stuff. Me has just been more time being pro-vegetarian and less anti-meat. I understand that the callows are treated inhumanly as well the chickens and what not. I don’t understand they are not being fed properly. I understand that their environment is being destroyed by that meat industry and what not. I understand that and that’s why I don’t buy that type of meat. I go to grasslandbeef.com and have my grass fed rearranged meat and poultry delivered to my door, pretty cheap price, you just check that out grasslandbeef.com. So I cast my vote for that industry, not for the commercial needs. Now the thing is that the problem that I have is when does a life stop being a life. Like how do you prioritize life? I understand the animals and that’s called the game but at the same time if you take it down to a very minute level and you just think about soil. Underneath the soil you have got a whole other world going on, you have got microorganisms down there, you have got earthworms, you have got parasites, you have got fungi, you have got all kind of crazy stuff living underneath the soil. Now to me, that’s life. Those are living beings. Without those lives, you wouldn’t be able to have the same life that we have right now because the beginning of our food chain or the wheel of life is the soil and what’s in the soil. Now you have this life in there and the commercial farmers spray pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides. They kill all that life that’s in there in a really just nasty, like chemical warfare type of way. That is not humane to me but at the same time I have a vegetarian saying, “I had a apple today, was that an organic apple?” No, well that was sprayed with the same stuff that I just talked about right now. Killing life underneath the soil, alright? How does that work? How do we prioritize that? Then top of that, if you have ever taken the time to read the secret lives of plants, then you will know that plants are completely conscious beings. Just because they don’t talk and have eyes and can’t move or can’t bark, they can’t back their eyes at us, does it mean that they are not sentient beings like told they are. Read that book and you will know -- just like I pot a little real sample, they did experiment, they hooked up equipment like electrodes to a plant, to measure its reactions and what not and all of the work, but they cut these off the plant and the plant just went nothing, went spastic. Now after that, all they had to do to make that plant go crazy again, was walk up to it with scissors. Now what does that tell you? It tells you that, that plant feels, it knows what’s going on. Read the book, you will find out that plants know when you are happy, they know when you are sad, they know when you are about to cut them, look at it. So how do we distinguish between that plant and the cow, or chicken, or the turkey, or the microorganisms, or the fungi. Life to me is a life. Now on top of that, one last thing. If I were to walk out into the wild, wouldn’t be a very smart thing to do. I came upon a lion, or tiger, a bear, they would tear me apart in a very inhuman