When I go out to eat with others they ask me if I mind if they eat meat in front of me (because I am a vegetarian) I say no it doesn’t, and it doesn’t, I believe every person has a right to choose their own diet, without it being under the scrutiny of others unless it is a very harmful diet. I may seem hypocritical as I have no bad feelings against those who consume meat but I do hold the perception of those who eat meat as being ignorantly glutinous, just as I once was.
I don’t mean to judge but I guess I am doing so with my perceptions, I feel as though eating meat is a glutinous way of the industrialized, technology influenced lifestyle of humans especially Americans. The reason I say this is because in America we have access to so many foods we have a vast selection of foods to choose from, eating meat as a means of surviving is not necessary. Dieticians and nutritionists alike have proven that a human diet can be strictly vegetarian, that a vegetarian diet is efficient in generating a healthy life. Humans do not need to consume meat to sustain life, and when they eat meat because of preference, or because they can, it becomes glutinous to do so. Another reason that makes eating meat in America so glutinous is based on the human anatomy, it is noted that the human body is not designed for the consuming of meat. Humans are more like herbivores ( animals that only eat plants) opposed to carnivores who live by eating meat, and this is shown on the following website; http://www.celestialhealing.net/physicalveg3.htm This website shows us that “humans are clearly not designed to digest and ingest meat,” all from the way our teeth are built, to the length of our intestinal tract, to the digestive acids in our stomachs. Despite this fact many humans devour meat with pride.
Eating meat is only justified when it is consumed by those who live in the wild, for those communities built outside of industrialization, and for those people who make use of their limited resource. These people are not eating out of gluttony but are eating (meat) to survive. If these people did not hunt and consume meat they would starve and die. Although eating meat can become glutinous inside of communities- distant from industrialization- if animals are killed in excess for means of profit, and its meat left to spoil or its meat incessantly devoured and killed despite its abundance.
The reason I think so many are infatuated with meat is because of the way media advertises meat, and seafood, we have all seen those “mouthwatering” McDonald’s commercials, those Chili’s commercials with the baby back ribs smothered in barbeque sauce, and those commercials in which shrimp are perfectly buttered, seasoned and sautéed over an open fire. The media brainwashes many with those delectable commercials, think about it we rarely see any commercials of vegan food , if vegan food were advertised before fast food ever got a chance to be advertised, many might be vegan right now. Media has a lot of power.