I wonder which is more acceptable to kill an animal that has lived its life in its natural surroundings or to eat one that has spent its life in controlled conditions, cooped up in a tiny pen. Either way, love, hate, sadness, and other emotions are shared with us by animals, and being shot does hurt. Whether you pull the trigger yourself or pay another to kill for you, you are still involved in that creature’s death. Of course I do have a desire to eat meat, but just not to pull the trigger myself. I remember how I use to pretend to be Daniel Boone when I was young though. I would walk through the woods singing; “Daniel Boone was a man, yes a big man,” pretending to track animals, hunting bear, rabbit, coon and the like. And I would pretend to fight the Indians in the woods behind our house; those were the innocent and magical days of youth.

blueguy blueguy
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2 Responses Dec 25, 2006

First of all, blueguy's reminiscing about his youth was totally awesome. Fantastic. As far as wild animals go, I'm sure they are lower in fat and are filled with fewer chemicals and pharmaceuticals. However, the certain dangers to one's health that are inherent with a diet containing excessive amounts of saturated fats, cholesterol, and protein are far worse than the slight chance that a farm worker may have wiped their arse with your spinach. Buying local produce generally eliminates problems like that anyway.

Well... I am a meat eatter. Guess that's the first strike against me. But my issue with meat as time goes by is: Which is healthiest? Natural or the penned in critters. There are alot of disease, and UN-natural feeding methods with the "domesticated" meat supply. But between contaminated deer, and different bird diseases from woodsy critters-- it's beginning to look unsafe for anyone! But now let's talk about the spinach, lettuce, and veggies the markets are having to pull...!!