“This week on things that aren’t rooted in dietetic science!”
Go talk to a registered Dietitian, then come back when you have an actually informed opinion.
@Arbitrage L, but... I don't know any registered dietitians 😔 I guess I'll just google it and base my entire opinion about the subject on the first result
@Bradley Leonard, #thenextbestthing
@Bradley Leonard, finally, someone with an intelligent opinion that I can latch onto.
@Arbitrage L, If you looked at my title, I’m not some in your face vegan or vegetarian or anything. I love meat (lol). I was looking at it more so from a vegetarian’s perspective, which according to livestrong (would you agree that’s a reputable source?) says that between plants and dairy products they should have no problem getting all the aminos needed. I love this meme and just thought it was funny how some (definitely not all) people say that they eat meat because they NEED to. Which, based on what I found wasn’t necessarily the case. I don’t need to eat meat, it just tastes fanfreakingtastic. My first upload apparently was a complete disaster. Back under my rock I go... *sobs*
My biggest problem with eating meat is how inhumane we’ve made the industry. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a creature eating another creature, but slaughterhouses and battery farms make the process really painful and sad for the animals, just for efficiency’s sake. I’d rather we kill them in a more humane way. For instance, kangaroo meat in Australia is still hunted, so they die a normal death, and as it happens the meat turns out better because the animal died quickly.
@YUNoJump, either way they’re dying to death bro. Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t slaughterhouses usually fire a steel rod into the cows skull, which instantly makes it brain dead? With hunting, you’re not guaranteed a clean kill. The environment is better for the wild animal at least, but efficiency wise, slaughterhouse wins
@Anass Rhammer, from what I’ve read that is part of the process, but the animals also have their throats slit to bleed them, and sometimes the animals remain conscious. There are also other parts of the process (like burning their hair off) that they sometimes live through. Other than that, animals sometimes get brought up inhumanely as well, in tiny pens their whole lives. Hunting might not guarantee a clean kill, but it’s not cruel either, and at least the animals are in their natural environment. I’m gonna keep eating delicious bacon, but I don’t really like the industry.
@YUNoJump, fair enough, I know the process is different all around the world, but the place like 15 mins from my farm is respectful to the animals, and uses local beef from large ranches. And I agree, I don’t necessarily agree with the industry practices, but I understand the quota they need to fill. The animal is already long dead by the time it reaches the store, so you may as well eat it so it’s life wasn’t a waste!
@YUNoJump, the FDA has heavy regulations on the killing processes. Some of the methods you mentioned like the bleeding will actually change how the meat tastes. For beef there are dark cutters which will happen because of stress before slaughter. The meat won’t have that cherry red look to it, which ultimately won’t sell. I know my cattle are killed instantly when we take them to the butcher. I love my cattle and wouldn’t take them to a place where they would suffer.
I'd eat dog. Cut me up a piece of it and grill it and I'd eat it. That's just not the culture we live in. Fvck me, I'd eat almost any vertebrate at least once if it were served like cow.
@Pope Temporal, I've eaten both horse and bear in Japan and people here are pretty disgusted by the idea. I can't kill anything, but if it's already dead it's dead and me not eating it won't change the fact.
@Bluemama, I eat bear, moose, caribou, and deer pretty regularly. Moose burgers are very tasty. Also, fresh king and pink salmon is awesome.
@Kamitha, moose steak and potatoes. A Maine classic.
@Kamitha, Are you a woodsman?
@Kamitha, woah cool! :D have you been there your whole life?
@sploot, Only about 6 years. I love it though!
@Kamitha, Wow that's actually hella legit. Do you work up there? Are certain grocery items super rare? (like watermelons or something)
My food shjts on your food. The end.
You need to eat many many times more plants than meat to meet a useful quantity. (I wish I could claim that pun was intentional but it was not)
My wife and I have been watching quite a few documentaries about vegetarian/vegan diets, and I find the information to be quite interesting. Many references come from doctor's and dieticians in these documentaries. So I have a question - has anyone seen similar documentaries? Also, can anyone point me to documentaries or studies that show other dietary plans that are beneficial for our health? I'm genuinely open to learning about what is good for our health.