Tuesday, June 2, 2015

On population nature and the meat industry

A friend of mine told me that people have escaped the food chain. He said every other creature depends on and consumes life in many different forms, many are carnivores and with natural guilt eat other animals. We humans now not part of the food chain claim that it is wrong for us. We claim that it is unnatural guilt to consume animals. Well that's wrong. The only reason consuming animals is wrong for humans to my mind is our numbers have grown to a point where it is absurd to slaughter so many animals for food. That if we want to keep increasing in population that our world must change. But we don't want this change. We like it the way it was. We are stuck in the past, longing for a time when there were fewer of us and the planet could absorb our carnivorous ways. It was a time when natural guilt applied to us as it does to carnivorous cats. But today it has become unnatural exclusively for reason of our great numbers. And that is the closest that I have come to the real truth of this matter. If we are the only beings outside the food chain then we are unnatural. Yet we are not. It's a paradox and there are no easy answers. Still to my relief one of the obvious answers is to simply not to exploit animals and to live on a plant based diet. The amazing inventiveness of humans can turn a plant based diet into Haute Cuisine.