I’m reading The Omnivore’s Dillema, and it’s bringing up all kinds of sadness.
Is it evolutionarily appropriate and therefore normal for us to eat other animals? Or is if something we’re meant to get past?
Cows make sad noises and look pretty pathetic. Is that me anthropomorphizing them? Or did they evolve those traits to eventually protect them from us?
Somehow, in my imagination, every cow about to be slaughtered is as lovable as my puppy. Is it unhealthy to think that way? Should I just get over it?
How do most people deal with it? Do they consider the meaning of eating meat and feel okay with it? Or don’t they think about it?
I once boiled lobsters alive. Obviously, I felt okay enough to slather them in butter and tear them limb from limb. Was that wrong? I certainly think it’s less wrong if you kill the beast yourself and take responsibility for it. If you’re gonna eat meat, you should occassionally know what it’s like to kill. Even if it’s just some fish or a lobster.
Boil a cow alive? I could never do that.