Food for Thought
More often than not, the proponents of vegetarianism say that one should not eat meat because it amounts to killing something.
I have always wondered about this. We cultivate plants for food. We harvest it. Now, we say that it does not amount to killing that plant. What would we do for food, if the same plant looks at you with pleading eyes and stuff ? So, is it that we eat plants just because they do not have the gift of voice and eyes ? Is it that easy to brush aside plants as things that do not "live" ?
So, that being the case, why do people, especially the proponents of vegetarianism, create all hype and furor about those who eat meat ?
Isn't it pragmatic to think that everything that is there in this planet has a purpose ? If the purpose of some animals or plants is to land up in the dining table, what can man do ?
It is not that man alone eats meat. A lot of animals out there in the jungle eat meat. Now, if someone says that man should be civilized and not lead a jungle-like life, after all, isn't man just another monkey ?
Some argue that man disturbs the food chain by eating meat and breeding animals just for the sole purpose of feeding him. Now, the same argument can be put forth that, when he expands his cities, he cuts down many forests thereby eliminating the green cover and hence, disturbing the food chain.
Disturbing questions and no conclusive answers.
Let the debate rage on !
Update: I am having a rather interesting discussion with my ex co-goon from here. As always, he is coming up with some very interesting points ! Let me see where that discussion leads to.
PS: Please do not bring up things like body not suited for eating meat and such stuff. All those studies have remained inconclusive and have ended up making a safe conclusion that man is an omnivore !
Tags: Vegetarianism, Non-Vegetarian
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 7:48 PM