if you’ve ever eaten meat in your life you HATE animals. sorry to break it to you. and get rid of your pets because you probably hate them but don’t know it
This is STUPID and a very bias rude critical opinion. Fuck you. I like everything good enough but I will eat whatever I want because that is how HUMANS were made. We have SHARP teeth for ripping and tearing flesh.. not cucumbers. Are you telling me you know more about human nature than genetics and evolution? Well you don’t. I will eat beef as much as I want and if I still want a Dog I will. Because in any species certain animals are food and some co-habitate. Why do you think you are better than nature? If you truly LOVE nature, you will act natural and do what humans are SUPPOSED to. Our bodies need protein and fat, and while you CAN get substitutes for that, rationally if we were living in one geographical area we wouldnt be exposed to soy beans and chick peas and peanut butter and fortified grains etc. Humans were MADE to eat meat, and until my body tells me otherwise, I’ll be eating a roast beef sandwich.
Humans were NOT made to eat meat. What kind of teeth do you have? I’m pretty sure we do not have ‘sharp teeth for ripping and tearing flesh’ As you can see in the image below, our teeth are more like a herbivores than an omnivores.But wait! There’s more!
“One of the least educated arguments I’ve heard against veganism is the, “humans were made to eat animals” theory. People tell me this quite seriously and I think they truly believe that our bodies are designed to devour other animals.
True carnivores are built with specialized body parts to help them kill, rip apart, and digest other animals. One of the easiest ways to demonstrate this concept is through pictures- take a look at our body parts and compare them to the parts of carnivores like sharks, lions, tigers, falcons, hawks, eagles, crocodiles, wolves, foxes, and polar bears. Are they closer to the parts on herbivores like horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, cows, zebras, elephants, rhinoceroses, deer, and rabbits?
Carnivores have sharp, thick teeth used to tear flesh into large chunks. Think of lions, tigers, and sharks that have extra layers of teeth so that when they aggressively rip apart an animal and their teeth break, they have extras for the future.
Omnivores and herbivores have flat teeth used to grind and mash food. Herbivores don’t have sharp incisors because we don’t need to tear animals apart. If we eat something too hard or stiff, our teeth break and aren’t replenished with new ones.
Do your teeth look like these?
Or are they more like these?
Here’s a quick reminder…
3. Carnivores Have Short Digestive Tracts
Carnivores have a short digestive tract which allows meat to escape the body before rotting inside.
Omnivores and herbivores have long digestive tracts which allow the body to break down protein, fats, and carbohydrates.
4. Carnivores Have Smooth Digestive Tracts
Also in the interest of clearing food as quickly as possible, carnivores are designed with smooth digestive tracts, without any bumps that could trap the meat and cause it to sit and rot in their stomachs. They don’t need fiber to help process their food; it just slides through the digestive tract.
Herbivores have bumpy digestive tracts with pockets which allow plant matter to get caught and take longer to be digested so all the nutrients can be absorbed into the body. Herbivores need to eat fiber so they can successfully push food through the digestive tract.
5. Carnivores Have Acidic Stomach Ph Balance
Carnivores have high acidity in their stomaches and in their saliva, which helps to break down animal food.
Herbivores have alkaline saliva and stomach acidity to help process plant matter slowly, pulling out all the nutrients.
Humans: Omnivores or Herbivores?
Humans actually have adapted to be able to eat both meat and plants, turning us into omnivores, even though our bodies are much more similar to herbivores. Now, in the wild, this would mean that we would eat mostly plant matter and would eat a very small amount of meat matter. In today’s society, this is completely flip-flopped in the other direction.
Most people eat mostly meat products. You may think I am exaggerating, but think of all the milk, eggs, and meat that you actually eat. Usually it’s a breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack thing. We eat tons of it without even realizing it. And, we don’t eat nearly enough plant matter.
Because humans are herbivores, our bodies simply crave more of the plant matter. Without it we develop diseases and die at younger ages. (x)
Give that a read, since you clearly are uneducated on the human digestive system.
Oh wait… even more!
Meat is just as bad for your body as smoking.
Here’s a new reason to join the Meatless Mondays (and maybe Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) bandwagon: A new study out from University of Southern California found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins (red meat, chicken, dairy — anything that comes from an animal) during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone on a low animal-protein diet. That’s a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking.
Give that that a read also, as meat is actually one of the leading causes for diabetes, heart disease, ect.
One more thing…plants don’t feel pain.
With respect to all mammals, birds, and reptiles, we know that they possess a sufficiently complex neural structure to enable felt pain plus an evolutionary need for such consciously felt states. They possess complex and specialized organizations of tissue call sense organs, they possess a specialized and complex structure for processing information and for centrally orchestrating appropriate behaviours in accordance with mental representations, integrations and reorganizations of that information. The proper attribution of felt pain in these animals is well justified, but it is not for plants by any stretch of the imagination.
While on that topic, you as someone who actively eats meat, dairy and eggs, pays for the 260 millionacres of land destroyed by the US, with 70% of that food going to feed the animals you eat. Adding onto that,
- Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution have stated that the equivalent of SEVEN football fields of land is bulldozed every single minute to create more land for farming animals.
- 2,400 Gallons of water is needed to produce 1 pound of meat, only 25 gallons is needed to produce 1 pound of wheat. You would save more water by not showering for 6 months than you would by eating a pound of meat!
- In the 2004-2005 crop season all the wild animals and trees in over 2.9 million acres of the Amazon Rain forest in Brazil were destroyed in order to grow crops to produce feed for chickens and other factory farmed animals.
- Close to half of all water used in the USA goes to the production of animals for food.
- A United Nations report from 2006 states that animal agriculture is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.”
- The EPA reports that roughly 80 percent of ammonia emissions in the US come from animal waste. Atmospheric ammonia can disrupt aquatic ecosystems, ruin soil quality, damage crops, and jeopardize human health.
- Cows and sheep are responsible for 37% of the total methane (23 times as warming as CO2) generated by human activity. (x)
The USDA’s related findings about emissions related to milk and cheese came from a study it conducted of a single commercial dairy with 10,000 milk cows in southern Idaho. The facility is home to 20 open-lot pens, two milking parlors, a hospital barn, a maternity barn, a manure solid separator, a 25-acre wastewater storage pond, and a 25-acre compost yard. If you think that kind of operation can produce a lot of noxious discharge, you’re right. The investigators monitored a year’s worth of ammonia, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions and found that this one dairy gives off 3,575 pounds of ammonia, 33,092 pounds of methane, and 409 pounds of nitrous oxide per day. Now consider that there are 365 days in a year and tens of thousands of dairy farms in the U.S. (x)
So in conclusion, everything you’ve said has actually been false. Please, do a bit of research before spouting off like that.
You are stupid again, human beings have both flat dull teeth for grinding AND sharp teeth for ripping and tearing flesh. Animals who do not eat meat have ALL flat teeth, ZERO sharp ones like us. We are omnivores jackass. Also those animals, like giraffes, are not able to properly digest meat and we can. So clearly it is an acceptable food option for humans. Eat all the tofu and kale you want PETAhead, but don’t assume to generalize and call everyone names based on one thing about us. I’m going to go enjoy roast beef and gravy, because that makes me so happy I can forget any lame ass vegan who tries to bitch about me eating a DELICIOUS viable food choice ! ;)