Is Meat Murder?
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Being a meat-lover and a dedicated follower of Atkins all-protein diet program, I may not be the best person to preach this issue. But even I’m beginning to feel the sting of moral consciousness.
With every passing year, our world changes dramatically. Centuries ago, killing people for land and gold was no taboo. When that was rectified, the problem of mistreatment of women remained. With the passage of time, inhumane practices like satti were banned and many others like torture and hunting are now severely frowned upon, if not completely eradicated from the society.
People who whine about the fur trade in the fashion industry have no problem ignoring the fact they eat meat nearly everyday. Is THAT meat grown on trees? Or is that procured by means which they call murder.
The halal (for Muslims) or kosher (for Jews) meat is produced in a horrifically excruciating way that most of us tend to ignore. The animal is slowly bled to death. It’s neck is cut up till the vertebral column, leaving the spinal cord intact to transmit pain impulses for as long as the animal remains alive.
Having learnt ways to grow, process and even manufacture an abundance of healthy, nutritious food with a great variety to choose from, why is it that we insist on consuming that which is procured from the pain and suffering of animals?