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Just be what you want to be.

Posted by: Stuart Gort ( USA ) on August 13, 1998 at 09:54:58:

In Reply to: vegetarians vs meat eating people posted by Tednangel on August 12, 1998 at 08:48:41:

: It's sad the way people who choose to eat meat are so defensive when they hear of a vegetarian. Perhaps they feel they are being judged as cruel and immoral. I believe now as I always have: Most people would quickly choose a vegetarian lifestyle if they had to kill their own animals. I am sure that 80% to 90% of meat eating individuals would choose vegetarianism if they knew all the things that I know. We are intelligent beings. It is prejudice to judge before you know all the facts. Before you knock vegetarians find out all the information, Then you have the right to make an informed decision.

I, for one, would not have much to say to a vegetarian unless I was
first attacked as happens with the "meat is murder" mantra. The only
reason I respond to your post is to confront you with the fact that the
vast majority of historical cultures were meat eating even though they
killed and butchered their own meat. Modern food supply methodology
hasn't existed all that long when viewing the historical timeline of
man's existence. I don't see how you can be sure of your 80-90% figures
when it has been proven otherwise historically. You don't need to
rationanalize your behavior by making up statistics like this. Just
be what you want to be. We will live peacably if you allow me to do
the same.

Stuart Gort

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