I want to spark some debate today.
I have never been a vegetarian, pescetarian, or vegan in my life. I have always truly felt that since humans are technically omnivores, our bodies were meant to process and be in need of both meat and vegetables. That’s how we were built, so I never saw a reason to stop eating meat or any animal by-products. Also, that’s simply how I was raised. Meat and other animal by-products have always been a part of my life. I understand that some people feel bad for the animals or feel that animals aren’t treated right at farms. However, having worked on several farms and studied the industry for years, I have learned that not every farm operates inhumanely. Of course there are the farms that have poor conditions and treatment towards their livestock, but that does not mean that is how every farm operates. Also, having graduated with an Animal Science degree, I have a respect behind the science and practices that go into growing healthy animals to feed the world. In addition, I have witnessed how chickens will lay eggs every day whether you want them to or not and cows will lactate after calving whether you want them to or not. I would hate to have these nutritious by-products go to waste. So, I choose to eat them.
I just wanted to skim the surface there on my point of view. I completely respect everyone’s opinions and choices in what they eat; please don’t take this as me bashing anyone who thinks differently than I do. I also understand that some people choose certain diets due to medical reasons which, of course, is understandable. I simply want to spark some debate and see what others have to say. Please keep your comments respectful towards others or I will unfortunately have to remove them. Now, let me hear what you have to say!