Friends, read this with an open mind. Please keep aside religious reservations, feelings of mercy and kindness towards animals. All that is justified, but not enough to prove the point that animals can be saved by giving a wide berth to non-vegetarianism. Friends, I eat meat. And I like non-vegetarian food. (Many of our dear readers can also relate to it). If I cannot defend it, then I should be called a hypocrite.
According to a 2015 statistics, 375 million out of the 7.5 billion people in the world are vegetarian. That makes a paltry 0.05%. And why not?
A man has been created to eat meat. Our stomachs, our intestines, bacteria in our digestive tracts, all have evolved to make us meat-eaters.
We humans are omnivores by nature, that is, we have incisors, molars as well as canine teeth.
The human body requires amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They are responsible for strength, repair, and rebuilding inside our body. Our tissues, our cells, our enzymes and our brain all get their nourishment and protection from amino acids. Out of the 20 amino acids that our body requires, 9 are not produced in the human body. We have to obtain them from the external diet, and meat supplies it as a whole.
The matter will be to realize that though almost the entire population is non-vegetarian, none of the animals have gone extinct or even endangered in the last hundred thousand years of human existence. It is another thing that even if that were the case, we couldn’t have left eating meat just to save them!
Moreover there are places all over the earth where a single blade of grass doesn’t grow. People in these areas exclusively depend on meat. So, rationally, humans could not have spared the animals to endanger themselves.
The fish, the prawn, the crab, the chicken, the goat or the lamb, none of these animals appear even scarce today. On the contrary, the animals that have become extinct or endangered now have rarely been used as food. They are mostly country-specific. Just like the Chinese Giant Salamander, an endangered species, which a considered a delicacy in China. These are some exclusively rare cases.
The human civilization just pursues the diktat of the God Almighty. Not only humans, the animals to follow a pattern. They eat what they are supposed to eat. This is designed to keep equilibrium in the number of each of the living beings.
We have been studying about the Food Chain since our primary classes. If the tiger doesn’t eat the deer, its existence is doubtful. So the tiger goes on eating the deer and both of them are surviving on this Earth. Similarly, humans also occupy the topmost position of the food chain and hence, need meat for their survival.
There is another fact too.
If the humans stop eating meat, nobody would take care of the animals and eventually, they would perish.
Hence, I would suggest that it may not be appropriate to forego non-vegetarian food, just to save the animals since it can undermine our own existence.
It is my humble request to all the vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends out there, to share their views regarding this topic in the Comments section below.
(This is a purely debatable topic. Everyone’s opinion is highly welcome. No intention to hurt anybody’s sentiments.)
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