Even If We Were "Natural Meat Eater"...
EVEN IF WE WERE NATURAL MEAT EATERS...
Even if we were "Natural Meat Eaters" that would mean that we should be eating "Natural Meats" and virtually none of the meats that people are eating today could be considered "natural"...
1. EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF MEAT
Even if we needed to eat meat to survive and be healthy do we really need to eat it every single day, or even every single meal like the average person does?
The average person's daily diet is going to be something like the following...
1. Bacon & Eggs for breakfast.
2. Ham & Cheese Sandwich for lunch.
3. Meat & Potatoes for dinner.
And don't forget about the "All You Can Eat Chicken Wings" special at the bar on game night, or the "Meat Lover's Pizza" at "Pizza Hut" with 8 different kinds of meat on it, or the millions of turkeys who have to be sacrificed every November just so we can have a traditional "Thanksgiving" dinner.
No one can realistically argue that we need to eat anywhere near as much meat as we currently do, so if we try to justify our choice to consume meat by saying that it is necessary for our health then we have a moral obligation to try to figure out how much meat we actually need, and to try not to exceed that amount so that we aren't causing unnecessary killing and animal cruelty.
2. PROCESSED MEAT
- The meat in a McDonald's hamburger typically comes from over 100 different cows!!!
Because of the way that most meat is processed these days the meat from just one animal can literally end up in thousands of products that will be distributed to grocery stores, restaurants, and school lunch programs all across the country, and possibly even abroad.
So whenever there is a meat recall due to E. Coli millions and millions of tons worth of meat will often have to be recalled because of it.
"Processed Meats" make up a very big portion of the meat that people are consuming today, so if we use the argument that our ancient ancestors ate meat and therefore we should eat meat like they did, simply look the ingredient list on processed meats such as "Hot Dogs", "Bologna" and "Bacon" and ask yourself if this is what our ancient ancestors were eating or if the meats that we are eating today would have killed our ancient ancestors in the past and will kill us in the future if we don't stop eating them.
EDIT: The "World Health Organization" recently declared that processed meats are a "carcinogen" to the human body!
3. FACTORY FARMED MEAT
Today 98% of the animals who are being raised for food are being raised in factory farms.
So even if you only buy "unprocessed meats" it is still "unnatural" if it came from a factory farm where the animals were fed a completely unnatural diet, were raised in a totally unnatural environment, and were given growth hormones to make them grow unnaturally big and fast.
4. COOKED MEAT
If you put some raw meat (such as beef, chicken, or pork) in your mouth and your natural instincts are to immediately spit it out and to then run to the sink and try to wash the disturbing taste out your mouth, it's a good sign that you aren't a carnivore.
And if the sight and smell of a dead animal turns off your appetite rather than turning it on it is also a good sign that you aren't a carnivore, because real carnivores salivate at the sight and smell of a dead animal, and sometimes they will even roll around on a dead animal just to have that smell on them!
So even if you go out of your way to buy "Free Range", "Grass Fed", and "Wild Caught" meats, once you cook these meats they are no longer "natural".
All natural meat eaters will eat meat completely raw, but we on the other hand are warned that if we are going to eat meat we should cook it first since raw meat can harbor parasites and bacteria that can be harmful and even deadly to humans, and I think that if a food has something in it that could harm or even kill us unless we kill it first by boiling or burning it to death it is a good sign that we shouldn't be eating that food in the first place.
5. MEAT THAT WEARS MAKE-UP
Did you know that a lot of the red meats that are sold in supermarkets would actually be brown if it wasn't for the fact that there are tricks that the meat industry does to make their meats appear to be red?
If you cut an apple in half the inside of it will start to turn brown when it gets exposed to oxygen, and meat will also turn brown when it gets exposed to oxygen.
To stop their meat from looking brown meat cutters will do the following things to make their meats look red and fresh...
Meats that are old can be treated with "Carbon Monoxide Gas" which will cause the meat to continue to look red for days, weeks, months, or even years. (And even if the meat sits out at room temperature for 24 hours it will still look red and safe to eat!)
Meats that are old can be marinated in red sauce to disguise their true look and taste, and sometimes old meats will simply be placed into fresh blood to make it appear red again, and of course "food coloring" is a common ingredient in processed meats.
Meats that are old can be mixed with fresh meat to make them appear fresh again. (For example, if a store has 10 packs of ground up hamburger meat and 2 of them are turning brown and the other 8 are fresh they can blend all 10 packs together and end up with 10 fresh looking packs.)
6. CHOICE CUT MEAT
One time I overheard a group of people talking about a TV show called "Bizarre Foods" and they were talking about how the guy on that show will eat pig eyes, monkey brains, bull testicles and all kinds of other "bizarre" animal body parts.
But what's important to realize is that no natural meat eater would find any of those kinds of foods "bizarre".
When a natural meat eater eats an animal they will usually eat the blood, the eyes, the kidneys, and sometimes they will even swallow an animal whole!
So when we kill a chicken just for certain desired portions of it's meat or kill an elephant just for its tusks we are being wasteful and cruel, and are demonstrating that we are far from being true carnivores.
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