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Do you think humans were meant to eat meat/animals?

2003
02-22-2012, 08:11 AM
Is it good for us? Were we "meant" to eat it or do Vegeterians live longer? Is it actually bad for us?

Whats your thoughts and feelings on meat?

I personally eat meat about 3 times a week. Maybe 4 depending on whether I have a takeaway meal and if so what it is. I usually have a takeway once a week and 80% of the time meats involved.

There are numerous thoghts and feelings on meat.

I have heard all kinds of arguments. Those that say we were more designed for fruit and vegetables, and our teeth and make up are not suited to killing and eating prey.

However, others argue this is bullcrap, we have the intelligence to make weapons to hunt and eat and indeed cook food.

Some feel meat is best enjoyed RAW, others feel this is dangerous and cook the stuff to the point of black.

So much to talk about, not to mention the ethics of killing and eating animals..though I prefer we try stay away from that arguement.

Then theres the religious side. Lots to talk about there. Were animals really put here for us to eat, or is that a myth?

Vegetarians have in their favour that you can go a whole life getting everything you need from fruits and vegetables, but if you go a whole life eating just meat, you lose vital vitamins etc from not eating fruits and vegetables.

Of course, it may just be we can eat just about anything we bloody well want, were the dominant species on earth :worship:

Li Ching Yuen
02-22-2012, 10:30 AM
Had you named this thread "For the ladies: Meat", this could've been really awkward.

Raige
02-22-2012, 10:50 AM
What is this shit? Discussions about food, love, sex, dating, politics? I expected intellectual conversation. Severely disappointed and angry.

Keep it up, my RAGE cores are filling nicely reading this website thus far.

Hewitt =Legend
02-22-2012, 11:45 AM
Can we just give 2003 the forum..? It would be good for the game.

Ajde.

Deathless Mortal
02-22-2012, 11:51 AM
No meat before marriage.

Li Ching Yuen
02-22-2012, 01:52 PM
Can someone have meat before they get married and still be a vegetarian after the first child gets born?

Nikki♥
02-22-2012, 02:07 PM
I'm a vegetarian but I eat sausages... before marriage, that is. After marriage I will most likely continue eating them too being the total hypocrite I am.

Har-Tru
02-22-2012, 02:26 PM
I'm a vegetarian but I eat sausages... before marriage, that is. After marriage I will most likely continue eating them too being the total hypocrite I am.

And you say you're not German... oh wait, do you mean those saus... nvm.

Nikki♥
02-22-2012, 02:30 PM
And you say you're not German... oh wait, do you mean those saus... nvm.

:angel:

Wieners FTW.

Chirag
02-22-2012, 03:12 PM
I am a pure veg and I cant imagine going to south america because of food :sad: I envy you guys really

Nikki♥
02-22-2012, 03:18 PM
I am a pure veg and I cant imagine going to south america because of food :sad: I envy you guys really

I can live quite well in South America despite of eating no meat whatsoever. Then again, I'm the one who cooks and most of the time I get really stupid looks and get asked stupid questions when I tell them that I'm a vegetarian. :lol:

v-money
02-22-2012, 06:32 PM
Anyone ever see the meatspin video? Once you see it it's the only thing that comes to mind when you see the word meat.

viruzzz
02-23-2012, 04:17 AM
The cow produces so much CO2. I eat the damn cow.

All plants produce O2... And you kill them?

Kat_YYZ
02-23-2012, 05:00 AM
no, I don't think animals were 'put on the earth to feed us' but we all have to eat. Circle of life and all that. Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you :shrug:

Pirata.
02-23-2012, 06:01 AM
Can we just give 2003 the forum..? It would be good for the game.

Ajde.

Agreed.

Ajde.

Can someone have meat before they get married and still be a vegetarian after the first child gets born?

:haha:

tripwires
02-23-2012, 06:10 AM
Love the serious discussion taking place here.

Ivanatis
02-23-2012, 09:03 PM
I'm a vegetarian (no meat, no fish), but not a vegan (yes to eggs, milk) although I know a few. Never been a great carnivore anyway and in a big city a balanced diet comes easily with quick and cheap access to all you need to cook a tasty vegetarian meal. For going out, every restaurant's menu has a vegetarian section etc. Can't stand faux meat (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YBOsaRhmMK4/TFUS9Qp_ZzI/AAAAAAAAAQI/MXviL_-DOxM/s320/crumbed-schnitzels.png) or tofu. In the end, it's everybody's individual choice. Wouldn't blame one for one or the other.

Tulipe
02-23-2012, 09:25 PM
I eat meat every day. When I don't, I don't call it a day I ate well. Nothing can beat a huge beef steak for me.

As for killing animals, stronger ones kill weaker ones, the law of the nature. If a tiger kills me, it's okay, so if I kill a rabbit, it's okay as well. (I don't kill rabbits, in case someone wanted to report me to Greenpeace.)

leng jai
02-23-2012, 09:39 PM
I would give up meat for Tripwires.

Ajde.

BigJohn
02-23-2012, 09:55 PM
:angel:

Wieners FTW.

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/4508206/480/Inne/pedobear-drool.jpg?v0

2003
02-23-2012, 11:49 PM
I eat meat every day. When I don't, I don't call it a day I ate well. Nothing can beat a huge beef steak for me.

As for killing animals, stronger ones kill weaker ones, the law of the nature. If a tiger kills me, it's okay, so if I kill a rabbit, it's okay as well. (I don't kill rabbits, in case someone wanted to report me to Greenpeace.)

So if a tigers coming for you and you have a firearm your not going to use it? :worship:

Most animals are stronger than us actually. Certainly a lot of animals we kill and eat.
Stronger in a different way.

2003
02-23-2012, 11:51 PM
Actually I think smarter animals kill other animals.

Intelligence is the best desensive weapon, and certainly the best offensive weapon any animal has in their arsenal.

tripwires
02-24-2012, 02:33 AM
I would give up meat for Tripwires.

Ajde.

To give this ultra vromantic post some context, I am quasi-vegetarian.

:hearts:

BigJohn
02-24-2012, 03:37 AM
To give this ultra vromantic post some context, I am quasi-vegetarian.

:hearts:

I thought it meant he'd give up dicks...

leng jai
02-24-2012, 03:38 AM
How distressing that BJ (:speakles:) finds my posts so transparent.

Ajde mate.

BigJohn
02-24-2012, 03:41 AM
It's the first thing that came to my mind.

tripwires
02-24-2012, 04:37 AM
:facepalm:

BigJohn
02-24-2012, 10:26 AM
too subtle?

bokehlicious
02-24-2012, 11:06 AM
I eat meat every day. When I don't, I don't call it a day I ate well. Nothing can beat a huge beef steak for me.


This.

Eating a good ol' biffe de lomo is better than sex :drool:

BigJohn
02-24-2012, 11:17 AM
That's racist, and not flattering for your better half.

Tulipe
02-24-2012, 03:46 PM
So if a tigers coming for you and you have a firearm your not going to use it? :worship:

Most animals are stronger than us actually. Certainly a lot of animals we kill and eat.
Stronger in a different way.

I don't believe I would have a firearm, with my luck :rolleyes: :lol:

Actually I think smarter animals kill other animals.

Intelligence is the best desensive weapon, and certainly the best offensive weapon any animal has in their arsenal.

But yeah, I don't mean stronger just physically. We are stronger because we can make weapons etc. If animals could make them and we couldn't, they would hunt us the same as we do hunt them. Sometimes I would give tigers weapons and send them to our parliament :haha:

Mjau!
02-26-2012, 02:09 AM
I'm a vegetarian (no meat, no fish), but not a vegan (yes to eggs, milk) although I know a few. Never been a great carnivore anyway and in a big city a balanced diet comes easily with quick and cheap access to all you need to cook a tasty vegetarian meal. For going out, every restaurant's menu has a vegetarian section etc. Can't stand faux meat (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YBOsaRhmMK4/TFUS9Qp_ZzI/AAAAAAAAAQI/MXviL_-DOxM/s320/crumbed-schnitzels.png) or tofu. In the end, it's everybody's individual choice. Wouldn't blame one for one or the other.

How does avoiding dead animals constitute a 'balanced diet'? :confused:

2003
06-10-2012, 12:09 PM
no, I don't think animals were 'put on the earth to feed us' but we all have to eat. Circle of life and all that. Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you :shrug:

I'll call a truce with the bear if its all the same

Har-Tru
06-10-2012, 12:57 PM
What does "meant" mean?

Evolution drove us to eat both meat and vegetables. End of story.

Filo V.
06-10-2012, 01:01 PM
I don't really eat any meat, in terms of morals I think it's questionable, at the same time people will call me hypocritical because I, nor most people, are as stringent when it comes to other types of food.

As far as we being meant to eat meat, I think that's just how things came about naturally, evolution as said above. It is what it is, but I do think you can avoid eating meat and be healthy.

2003
06-10-2012, 10:03 PM
What does "meant" mean?

Evolution drove us to eat both meat and vegetables. End of story.

Whether our bodies were designed to consume it or not.

Whether your healthier eating it or not.

Har-Tru
06-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Whether our bodies were designed to consume it or not.

Whether your healthier eating it or not.

Our bodies weren't designed.

Do you understand evolution?

swisht4u
06-10-2012, 11:19 PM
I like my dog served with the tail up.

égalité
06-11-2012, 09:28 PM
If we're not supposed to eat pigs, then why are they made of bacon? :hearts:

2003
06-12-2012, 12:20 AM
Our bodies weren't designed.

Do you understand evolution?

Cats eat meat cause they were born with claws and sharp teeth to tear flesh, they ignore or cant eat fruit or plants like we can.

Similarly, we werent born with claws and flesh tearing teeth.

You have carnivores, herbivores, omnivores etc.

Much debate is about where humans fit in on that scale. Thats what im talking about.

We may have evolved but that doesnt mean our organs our our bodies process food any differently than they ever did.

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 12:40 AM
Humans are omnivores. We can survive on vegetarian diet. We can survive on pure meat/fish diet. We have sharp teeth designed for ripping meat, unlike true herbivores who have all flat teeth.

So, yes. Human were meant to eat meat.

MaxPower
06-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Actually our very distant ancestors first got a taste of meat when they scavenged dead animals (killed by other hunting animals) and sucked out the juicy bone marrow among other things. They liked the taste and wanted more and hence they started a move from picking fruits, berries, plants to also become real hunters.

Becoming hunters was the best decision they ever made because hunting needed brainpower compared to say picking fruits. They already had good brain potential and adapted all their learnings for more meat consumption. They created tools and weapons for the hunting and preparation of the meat. They used the skin for many different things. The bones too. Meat eating helped many aspects of our human progress to become the brainy and most dangerous animal on the planet.

In fact our distant ancestors became so good hunters they eradicated entire species of animals in some areas. That in turn forced constant movement spreading humans all over. That lead to new findings of seeds, new animals that could be domesticad etc and helped the discovery of proper farming.

So in short if we hadn't moved into meat eating we could very well still be stuck in the jungle eating fruits, berries and plants. But its true humans once were heavy vegetarians. the appendix still left in the colons show that. But ever since our very distant ancestors first got a taste for meat and realized how tasty and good meat was they didn't look back