From carnivores to cannibals, pondering the flesh eating disease

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“”The animals you eat are not those who devour others; you do not eat the carnivorous beasts, you take them as your pattern. You only hunger after sweet and gentle creatures who harm no one, which follow you, serve you, and are devoured by you as the reward of their service

–John Jacques Rousseau

I stopped eating animal flesh in 1989, twenty years ago. My awakening occurred after reading the book “Diet for a New America,” by John Robbins.

I still eat dairy products, but to this day I can’t imagine eating the actual flesh of something as cute as this guy. I guess the only way most people can tolerate eating meat is by being in complete denial of the entire act of meat consumption itself, from feedlot to slaughterhouse to the plate.

After all, what really differentiates between a four legged farm animal and our beloved cat or dog? What makes it OK to eat one species and not another.

Absolutely nothing in my book.

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